Thursday, 13 March 2014

Cranky again. Efudix time.

Cranky again, day after day. But in just one more week things should improve. Really looking forward to that improvement.

It is just the area where the collar and neckline
let the light hit my skin.
In a hot climate a little space around the neck feels cooler.
I have been using Efudix again, treating more sunspots. I went to a new skin specialist. She comes to town every few months, and was recommended to me by one of the local doctors. I do not think she is quite as good as he thinks she is. But anyway, I am following her plan and treating one side of my upper chest first.

So her plan is to use Efudix once a day for one week, followed by twice a day for two weeks. I am now well into the third week.

Yes, I am a neat freak about some things. I drew a table on the computer and listed the areas needing treatment. The printout sits beside the bed with the tube of cream and the pen. No excuses. One tick in the box for each application of cream.

The Efudix melts during the night and spreads up the neck area as I lie in bed. You can see in this photo how it has spread beyond the area where I applied it. It is not my intention to treat the neck at this time. Each red dot is a sun spot. I counted 80 and then stopped. Red. Ugly. Sore. Ready to bite heads off. Taking painkillers. Gritting teeth. Looking forward to the end of the week.

You can see how normal clothing stops the sun from reaching the skin most of the time. And how the neckline lets some sunlight onto the skin.

Lucky me. I am to do the other side later in the year. And a few other areas too.

After your bath this evening spread some soft night cream on your décolletage and notice how lovely it feels. And in the day time, use some sunscreen or this horrible experience could be yours.

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