First, kudos to all those that put in so much time and effort to get out a children's book about TSW - it's called "Taming the Scratchy Monster". I plan to buy this, but for an excellent review please visit Miss Kitty's awesome blog! http://misskittydefeatseczema.blogspot.com/2013/08/book-review-taming-scratchy-monster.html I cannot wait to read it!!
So there is a bright side to this nasty flare that came back 2 days ago. I wanted to wait a bit before I got excited about it in case it took a day or 2 to spread. But this morning all is good in one aspect. If you have been following my journey, you will know that my neck has been my worst area since the beginning - having to wear an ice pack around it nearly 24/7 for months on end. When the flare returned this time, my neck was spared!!! It is ever so slightly dry, but ice is not needed during the day. I still go to bed with an ice pack around my neck - I think it's really just for comfort seeing as how it has been with me so long! But I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to not be flaring on my neck!
Of course the rest of the flare is pretty severe. I was in tears for quite a few hours yesterday - mostly from the pain. I had been nearly pain free for a few weeks so when the flare came on and I accidentally scratched a few areas, the pain was intense! It was sharp stabbing pain - pins and needles amplified by the nth degree! This morning though it is more tolerable. So hopefully if I can keep from scratching, then the pain should go way down like it did before.
Hope everyone is having a good skin day!!! :)