|Nomadic SA Chick||
Today I had an appointment with a dermatologist. I was going to get some moles on my face checked out. Some of them have been changing colors and shapes recently and my OBGYN referred me off to have a specialist check them out. I made my appointment weeks ago, but in the last week I started to have this rash pop up.
If you remember a few years back, my first spring in Huntsville, AL, I had a rash pop up. The doctors had no idea what it was. At one point they thought it was scabbies, but the treatment didn't work and the doctors realized it wasn't that, but had no answers to give me, and said that it might be allergies. They sent me home with a new cream to use whenever there was a bad flare-up; it was supposed to help with the itching, but would not cure it. It did help with the itching. Eventually the rash cleared up on it's own a few months later, and I have not had issues with it since. That is until last week. It's back, and with a vengeance. My arms, legs, feet, stomach, and chest are covered in patches of rash that itch, and I've mindlessly scratched until I've bleed. Since I was going to the dermatologist, I figured I might as well have it checked out, right.
ALL THE MOLES!
If you've met me in real life, you'll know that I have a bunch of moles on my face. I've had them since I was a little kid. They're not pretty, but they're a part of me, and they have never caused me any real problems. I have a cluster of them on my left cheek. This is where a majority or the color and shape changing have happened. When I met with the dermatologist she recommended that I have all of them removed. I thought she meant just the four I was coming in for, but she wants all 17 from my face and neck, 3 from my chest, and 2 from my arms removed. Her rational for this is that if these are already starting to change, it is only a matter of time that they all start changing, and eventually the clusters will grow into each other. She said if I'm going to have some of them done, I might as well have them all done. Since a majority of these are on my face, she is referring me to a plastic surgeon. I am waiting for them the plastic surgeon to call me back to set up my consultation with them.
WHAT ABOUT THAT RASH?
The dermatologist also checked out the rash. I told her the history of it, and she asked if anyone has ever used the term "Eczema" with me before. No one, that I can recall. She prescribed me a cream to use on the patches. She believes this is Eczema, and if it is this cream will treat it. There is no cure for it, just treatments for flareups. So, I'll start using this cream tonight and we'll see how it does.