My recent flare a few days ago started off as a normal flare -but not as bad as previous ones. Until last night. It was as if someone flipped a switch and everything intensified immensely! The pain was almost unbearable - worst it has been yet! I couldn't touch my skin anywhere without searing burning pain. I freaked of course and was a crying mess! It lasted for hours. I also had intense chills - felt so cold. It then dawned on me that I may have an infection brewing - I worked Thursday and it was a crazy day in the ER. I am faithful with washing my hands but I caught myself absentmindedly scratching throughout the day. Being exposed to so many germs at a hospital is one reason I made the decision to quit working full time. So I then went to the cupboard and started on colloidal silver - a known antibacterial and antiviral. Today the pain is significantly less - back to tolerable levels. But my skin is much worse - scratched a little and could not believe the damage! I am doing my best to not scratch at all - but even rubbing will take off lots of skin and cause me to bleed. Cannot go a minute without my ice! Hoping to feel better in a day or so - back to work on Monday. Not sure I will be able to handle it. Oh well.
Good news is my herbal salves arrive in the mail today - looking forward to trying them. Going to try 2 of them - one on the right side of my body and the other on the left. Will then only use in 2 areas - the wrist and behind the knees. Just want to se if there is any difference after 2 weeks of use. Will keep you all posted!