I’m thankful. For a rash?

I'm going to tell you about something quite fun that happened some time last week. I woke up with a rash on my elbow and was quite alarmed - I never experience rashes, so I decided to schedule an appointment with my doctor. I had also been troubled with severely dry lips, not to the extent that they actually looked chapped or anything, but it felt like I had french kissed the Sahara! I went to the doctor, showed him my arm - and also remembered to tell him about my forehead, which has been bugging me for just about forever. Because of my situation I don't drink as much as I'm supposed to, so I've always assumed that was the reason why my skin had been acting up over the last years. My doctor glanced at my forehead - yes, he glanced - and told me that I'm suffering from something called Seborrhoeic Dermatitis. It sounds pretty scary and I'm sure it can be a horrible disease, but in my case it shows itself in the form of a tiny rash mainly concentrated along my hairline, on my forehead and above my eyebrows. He gave me a prescription for a cream, and told me that the rash on my elbow was triggered by the warm weather and would go away by itself.

I've now been using the prescribed cream for a week - naturally according to the doctor's orders, and my skin has never looked as good as it does now! Seriously. I thought it might have been my imagination, but I actually saw a huge improvement after only three days, and the best thing? It isn't itching anymore. As with most medical treatments there are possible side affects to this cream - and some of them are quite scary, so I didn't want to use it for my lips. By using Google I found a product from Eau Thermale Avène called Cold Cream Lip Cream, and picked it up at the local apothecary. It's nothing less than awesome! It's intended for severe dryness, and it's incredibly long-lasting.

I'm a little bummed out that I managed to ruin my summer tan by scratching my forehead sore, because I now have a few areas with a different coloration. Oh well, if it suddenly starts to bother me it can always be fixed with a little foundation. I don't believe I'm saying this, but if that rash hadn't appeared on my elbow, I might never have found the cause of my problems - and it could have gotten a lot worse.