These are my scars.
It took me a long time to ever really look at them because I wanted to pretend that they were not there. As my stitches healed, I somehow forgot to put on any cream to lighten the scars so for awhile they were darker then this.
I remember at a point I was getting dressed and my ex lover said “your breast are so beautiful and perky, but you should of put on the cream so the scars would’t be so dark”
I put on my shirt as fast as I could and I whispered “yeah I know”, his words replayed in my head for a long time, and although he didn’t say it in a malicious way, it was something that stuck within me.
I’m not sure what it was or is but I learned to embrace my scars, they represent imperfection, they represent things that women have to go through to release themselves from pain, they remind me that I once struggled with back pains and emotional pains about my breast, they remind me that I am not perfect , that no one is. They are beautiful.
I am scarred but I am not scarred.
These are my scars.
fury-in--your-head asked: re: the seborrheic dermatitis question- i've tried the same things but none of those work! i also tried neem shampoo, other people said it worked for them. the only thing that works for me is kerium shampoo- the red one, from la roche posay. i've tried all-natural and cheaper ways but haven't had any luck (which i hate). good luck!
chrysanthedads asked: to the person who has sebhorric dermatitis- try coconut oil? it hasn't worked for me personally, but a lot of people swear by it. (massage a palmful into the scalp and leave it for about 30 minutes, then shampoo out)
charnsukah asked: Anyone have any tips for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp? Mine refuses to let up, and I've tried 1000 different things, nothing has so much as relieved it. Tea tree oil, apple cider vinegar, zinc, ketoconazole, prescription steroid lotions, even switching to a nearly vegan diet. Absolutely no improvement, in fact it's spreading and worsening. My anxiety and tendency to skin pick skyrockets when it flares up, it's becoming a complete nightmare. Any tips, please message me!
I have dyshidrotic eczema which mostly manifests on my hands. These are close up of the blisters on the palms of my hand and one finger.
Things that help are drying my hands thoroughly right after they get wet and avoiding letting them soak in water. I use paper towels on my hands instead of a dish towel because the paper gets them drier. Then I apply a nice bland moisturizing cream (whipped shea butter is the bomb).
I try to wear gloves when washing dishes. If I can’t, I make sure to rinse my hands thoroughly and dry them very carefully (soap residue is irritating).
I have prescription steroid cream which helps once the blisters appear. I’ve also used calendula cream and diaper rash cream to help soothe the itching.
Anonymous asked: As long as you are not allergic to sulfa medicine, you could try silver sulfamide. It's normally for burns, but it still works by introducing oxygen to the wound site and speeding heal time.
heyjuliee asked: for hidradenitis supparativa my dermatologist put me on minocycline for 30 days. then on top of that to maintain, i use clindets twice a day every day. it really helped clear things up. i don't get as many cysts anymore. i had a flare up over the summer (i was not using the clindets for two months due to a pharmacy issue) and i got another round of minocycline and it really cleared me up!
clareer asked: To the anon with the blister like lumps on their hands: Without knowing what size they are, they sound a bit like a reaction I experience that I have always attributed to a combination of my eczema and a sensitivity to raw vegetable secretions (cutting potatoes mostly...) Just a thought.
Anonymous asked: I have hidradenitis supparativa (in fact, this blog helped me figure that out!) and I'm curious if anyone has any tips on getting persistent wounds to heal. I've had one that's been in varying states of irritation for over a year now and I'd like to get rid of it once and for all.
thejoyofq asked: "Painful blister-like lumps" might be dyshidrotic eczema. I suddenly got it a few years ago and successfully treated it with calendula ointment xx