Friday, March 22, 2013
I was 199.5 at the doc this morning, woo hoo!!!
I got my prescriptions for the ketaconazole and hydrocortisone renewed, but the rash is looking decidedly better. Getting blood tests for some petechiae, which are tony pinprick sized bruises I've been getting more frequently lately. Doc seems to think it's nothing serious, just bruising is showing up more because I have far less subcutaneous fat. If that's the case, it should regulate itself after a while. He also told me I have to stop using fabric softener. Boo. I need to come up with some sort of solution to keep my clothes soft, since the dryers at the apartment complex suck. (I even thought of the possibility that I'm allergic to someone ELSE's fabric softener and the residue is just in the dryer. I'm not convinced it's an allergy so much as that it's been so cold and dry it caused and outbreak. He also said I was never contagious, as it wasn't ringworm but another form of tinea. So I've been extra careful for no reason. Also, he definitely said the rash on my hip is nummular eczema, which would explain the coin shape of it. Ringworm and nummular eczema are often mistaken for one another. (The more you know!)
He was very proud of me for keeping my promise of being under 200 lbs, and made me tell the med student all about Spark People!
So appt went well! And I've been cleared to wear shorts once it's warm enough, because doc said sunlight helps eczema. Might explain why I never get it in the summer!