I have not written in a couple of days so here is a summary of what's been going on.......
Day 7 11/20/08 - The dryness cleared away but now I have the red, swollen, lumpy appearance to my fore head, between my eyes, on my eyelids and my cheekbones. These areas itch really badly, it almost looks like hive from an allergic reaction. I don't think it is though but I will keep and eye on it. During the night the 3 bullies on my jaw line decided to retreat and left behind only red marks . I did however have a spot on my cheek come up that was the left-overs of a cyst that I have about 2 months ago. It have to a head and was washed away during my shower that morning. The big bully on my chin is still there under the surface, hurting like a b!$%@. Had a really bad headache that night at work. I was really busy and I wasn't able to drink enough water. I had 3 bone marrow transplant patients, 2 of them getting blood and platelets, and 1 getting chemotherapy, that all makes for a very busy night. The headache slowly got better through the night after taking Advil and drinking a lot of water.
Day 8 - 11 - Not much changes. the red, swollen areas are getting worse. They hurt and itch at the same time. My derm prescribed me and steroid cream to apply to the dry areas when I got the tane script. I have been applying the cream twice a day without any relief of the redness, swelling or itching. My skin is not peeling anymore and not too dry. I have noticed the oil production in my face and hair decreasing greatly. My scalp it really itchy and starting to flake a bit.
Today Day 12 - 11/25/08 - The red, swollen, lumpy area is spreading down my face to my cheeks, jaw, and chin, still itches. Large cyst on my chin is still there under the surface, starting to redden a little. One new small bump on my nose. Skin and hair is defiantly less oily. Scalp is dry, itchy, and a little flakey. Overall I can defiantly tell the medication is doing its thing. I had a hard time finding a face wash that I could use that wouldn't burn my face, even the "gentle" cleansers burned it. I am now using Bare Minerals "RareMinerals Cleanser", which doesn't burn my face at all.
Here's wishing for a clear Christmas.
Thanks for reading.