Week11 symptoms after stopping steroid


(with pictures)

2018-01-21, Sun
I didn’t scratch and scabs on chest almost peeled away, however little itchy sensation came on head back when sleeping. Intestinal environment was recovering well, so I had no worry for that. Skin of whole body were very dry even if it has no eczema, so I need to handle this dry. I do it by only nutrition and well-sleep without any medication.

2018-01-22, Mon
The weather was bad, but I went to exercise in the morning. It was not itchy in the day time, so I felt better. I searched a lot how to handle dry skin, then found out that 20-30% of atopic dermatitis patients has gene abnormality for creating filaggrin protein, which becomes natural moisturizing factor. So I will take ceramide supplement to try to calm down the symptoms. But it is the most important to have a good intestinal environment to absorb nutrients.

2018-01-22, Tue
To get used to be in a social life, I went to the city center today. I hardly had any burden and stress for my body, and could enjoy city center. As an experiment, I used a moisturizing cream only for my face. It was no problem at first but it became very dry after taking shower. I understood I shouldn’t used any moisturizing cream. The best is the natural oil which comes out from skin.

2018-01-27, Sat
Today, I checked out the Hannan-Chuo Hospital.
Scabs on the chest was almost peeled away, and my whole body was just super dry, no wet eczema except neck. Neck has still some scabs and a little wet eczema. I think this hospitalizing and this treatment had a good result, my skin was recovered a lot without using steroid. Of curse, I sill have symptoms, so I need to treat it by myself at home with exercise and balanced meal.
I met very kinds of patients, and I think I could almost escape the steroid withdrawal symptoms (not perfect yet). However, I still have normal eczema on whole body, my struggle will continue a little for a while. I learned some papers on the internet, and I found out that my skin has a gene abnormality to create filaggrin protein. That’s why, I believe, my skin is always dry, and my skin barrier function is weak. Dry skin can induce itching sensation, so I need to tackle this dry skin without medication, but with exercise and balanced meal.

Pictures of symptoms as of checking out the hospital were as below.

~As of 2018-01-27~


~Neck back~

~Neck side~


~Left arm~

~Right arm~


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