This will be the 14-day account of the healing (and future preventative) therapy of my newly-diagnosed contact dermatitis (specifically nickel). I am now using topicort cream (desoximetasone) at the moment, and for the next 2 weeks, i'll be keeping you all up to date on my condition as it, hopefully, improves.
My rash has been localized on my abdomen for the last 5-6 months, and has progressed to 2 spots on the back of my lower-back, and some sympathetic reactions on my two elbows. The rash on my abdomen has been the worse hit, showing signs of significant swelling, redness and oozing when scratched. The skin has become noticeable thicker, crustier and redder that usual. It was sore to the touch, and extremely itchy. It is mainly located right under my bellybutton.
Hopefully this will help anyone else who's suffering from nickel-allergies (specifically from their jeans) and to give hope that you can overcome it!
Alright! So i'm on day 3 of the ointment (it was prescribed on oct 26, but I only started using it fully on the 27th, twice a day as ordered.)
the patch is now noticeable less red, though the center is still quite red, while the edges are more or less pink.
The patch is also much smoother, with no more crusts or flaky skin.
The patch on my abdomen has not been itchy while on the prescription so far, though the two spots on my lower back have still been itchy a few times, as does my elbows (perhaps it's from my clothing? Maybe it's a formaldehyde thing too.)
the patch has also stopped oozing (mainly because I don't scratch it anymore), but there is still some tenderness. I put some packing tape on the studs of my jeans inside, and I have covered them with clear nailpolish to avoid irritation.
Wow, it's been awhile since I replied huh? So much of a diary..
Anyways, so it's day 11 I believe, and the redness has been reduced significantly, there are no more open wounds to account.. The skin has become much more smooth to the touch and no longer itches (best news yet!) there is some redness, but I believe once the healing continues from all the scratching, and the skin continues to shed, the redness will be gone completely within the next month or so.
It seems like your allergy is more a contact allergy. My main cobcern is nickel food allergy. would anyone help me with that. I am trying to ovid food containnig nickel but it's very hard and i can't get rid of all the spots on my body unless i don't eat anything!!!!!!
I would really apprecaiate if sombody can help me in anyway.