I always like to talk about makeup and things that are fun and pretty. But sometimes there are things we bloggers need to share that might not exactly be fun to look at. For me, makeup is a great way to help boost my confidence and help me feel pretty. But there’s one thing that’s definitely holding me back: my Eczema.
I’ve been dealing with Eczema for around a year and a half and while it seems like it’s getting better, it’s not. You can’t see the Eczema right away, it’s on my foot… but once you do, it’s so noticeable. Last summer I couldn’t wear flip flops because I was worried something would cause it to itch more or people would notice and start judging. It really has brought down my confidence quite a bit. I feel like, even though many people don’t see it, I always do. My foot can be covered in thick socks and my shoes and I still see it.
Let me tell you, it itches like no other! I always hear people say, “Angie, stop itching it and it’ll go away.” Because, you know, it’s just that simple. Wrong! I can’t even begin to describe how itchy my foot gets on a regular basis. It got so bad that I actually scratched some of the skin off my foot. I went through so many bandages because it kept bleeding.
I’ve asked around and it’s not exactly known what causes it, but I’ve read that it could “an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant.” I have a history of allergies and that could be the cause. I’ve also read that stress can cause it to worsen, and I have been stressed out for the past couple of months.
I’ve gone through 6 tubes (albeit small tubes) of the prescription ointment. That stuff’s not cheap either and I can’t get refills. Once the tube is empty, I have to see the doctor again to get a new prescription. I’m on the hunt for something over the counter that I can apply throughout the day since the ointment is really only used twice a day.
I’m hoping that I can have it fully controlled before summer. I miss the simple things like wearing flip flops and getting a pedicure. It might seem mundane, but people able to do something this simple, will help make me feel better knowing my Eczema is finally under control.