The past few weeks have been HORRIBLE! The 23th of November, I had an appointment with my derm who also saw that Elidel (or any other topical cream whatsoever) wasn’t effective enough. She suggested a more systemic treatment instead, with two options: cortisone pills or the oral immunosuppressant Neoral (Ciclosporine). The first option was obviously… Continue reading 6 months topical steroid withdrawal
I’m a bit late with this blog entry as I’m already 2 weeks beyond my 5th month…there haven’t been any significant changes compared to two weeks ago though. Unfortunately my skin seems to have gotten worse again, although it’s still not as bad as the first two months of TSW. The Elidel cream doesn’t seem… Continue reading 5 months topical steroid withdrawal
So what’s new after 4 months? The condition of my skin is more or less the same as one month ago, it didn’t get better but it didn’t get any worse either. I must say I have used Elidel sparingly this month because of financial reasons (I had to pay the full price as long… Continue reading 4 months topical steroid withdrawal
This month, I went to a professor in dermatology to see her opinion concerning my problematic skin. The past two months have been draining, mentally as well as physically, so I was really hoping for some solace (that doesn’t involve corticosteroids). And who could help me better than an actual professor, someone who is scientifically specialised… Continue reading 3 months topical steroid withdrawal
So, I survived my 2nd month of TSW! I was afraid that my skin would get a lot worse this month but all in all, it kind of stayed the same. In the first two weeks, I did notice that my skin was even more dry than before. I could tell by the flakes (see… Continue reading 2 months topical steroid withdrawal
What is it? Probiotics are living micro-organisms or “good” bacteria. They restore the balance of our gut flora by protecting it against viruses, “bad” bacteria and toxic influences that can build up in our gut and compromise our immune system. There are a lot of different “good” bacteria and therefore a lot of different probiotic… Continue reading Probiotics: yay or nay?
I’ve been looking for a good foundation for ages. Because of my ultra dry atopic skin, foundations I’ve tried were either too drying or irritating, or didn’t provide enough coverage (which is particularly important when I have red eczema spots on my face). When I discovered the Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation, I couldn’t wait… Continue reading Review: Kiko Universal Fit Hydrating Foundation