I seem to be having some weird skin problems lately. Everyday, I wake up to a new or worsening problems. I have tried to get an appointment with a dermatologist, but I can't get in until mid-October, which is very frustrating. Fucking dermatologists.
It all started a few months ago (the beginning of summer, I think). The skin on the tip of my right index finger started to peel. The skin just seemed really super duper dry. Of course, I couldn't stop picking at the flaky skin, and before I knew it, the tip of my finger was raw and sore. A few weeks later, the same thing happened to my thumb. I bought an emollient cream, and started liberally applying it. But then my hand started getting all these bumps all over it. I guess I was having an allergic reaction to the lotion? So, I stopped using that cream and switched over to pure lanolin. I no longer have the little bumps, but the skin on my fingertips still feels dry and they continue to peel. To make matters worse, the tip of middle finger and ring finger have started to peel too. Basically, my right hand is a total disaster. John often tells me I have leprosy. He is supportive like that.
Then last week I noticed that I had two very small bumps on the bridge of on my nose. They were tiny and red. I figured they were little pimples or something and just let it go. But of course, it got worse. I now have about 10 tiny little red dots in my nose. They don't hurt or itch. So I started using Noxema on nose every night. After 4 days, they look exactly the same. It is consuming me! I stare at them in the mirror all freaking day.
In summary, I am a total mess. I have to put a bag over my head and gloves on my hands to leave the house.