One other thing I have decided to try based on another warrior's advice is emu oil. Apparently it has many healing properties and is used often for burns. Since our skin is often likened to burn victims due to the severe damage of the many layers of skin, I thought I would give this a try. My supply came in the mail yesterday so I only started it last night. According to pictures provided by the company, some of the burn victims see significant changes by 6-7 days. So I will give this a week and then post pictures. I am only trying this on a few areas given it stings a bit and I want to make sure my skin tolerates it and does not react badly.
My right arm during my severe pain this weekend.
Right arm last night on day 3 of antibiotics.
Face this weekend
Face this morning - still red and tight but little to no pain.