So how’s my skin asthma doing? The rashes have got very small you wouldn’t notice them unless I stay under broad daylight or you stand very close to me and I tell you about it.
It’s itchy, yes, but very tolerable. Thank God, the rashes didn’t spread out too quickly–I only had them in both my arms–and my palms no longer had them. Perhaps it also helped I was so maarte I immediately sought the help of a good dermatologist.
Right now, I’m on Claricort (a kind of anti-allergy steroid, my sinusitis doctor told me). The derma already warned me I should be eating a lot. So far, it hasn’t happened yet, which I think is good.
She also suggested a moisturizing soap, Oilatum, as skin asthma usually worsens with dry skin. Cetaphil was the first option, but I tried it before, and I just developed an acne breakout. I may shift to Baby Blue later once my skin clears up completely. It’s more organic and still unscented.
I also created my own protocol based on what I read online. Based on my reading, they are the ones that offer the highest rate of success:
- Sleep early for 6 to 8 hours, with lights off.
- Consume psyllium fiber with Yakult and water every morning.
- Enjoy sunlight for at least 15 minutes each morning.
- Avoid consuming meat, wheat, poultry, dairy, and sugar for at least a month.
- Soak the affected area in apple cider vinegar every night.
- Take quick baths twice a day.
- Use Oilatum at least twice a day.
- Consume Probiotics.
- Supplement with turmeric capsules.
- Exercise for at least 15 minutes.
- Drink 2 cups of oolong tea with honey.
- Reduce stress.
I haven’t tried any of them yet, so wish me luck.