Wednesday, September 24, 2008

One more thing to stress me out!

Sunday evening, I started to itch behind my left knee. I thought I had just been bitten by something, because my skin reacts a lot, even to mosquito bites. It didn't seem like a big deal.

Well, Monday morning, behind my right knee started to itch as well. What are the odds of being bitten behind both knees? Probably slim to none. I looked in a mirror, and the back of my knees are quite red with bumps!

At first, I thought maybe hives? Then, Monday evening, the top of my right foot started to itch.

I did some searching around on the internet for red, itchy bumps behind your knees and on the tops of your feet. My guess was that I have a type of eczema.

Tuesday morning, I tried to go into a dermatologist, but couldn't get an appointment that day. I had to wait until this morning, Wednesday morning.

I was right! I have a form of eczema that is stress induced. WONDERFUL! Luckily, he gave me some strong cream (hydrocortisone isn't strong enough). I've put it on twice today, and I think it does look a little better. The itching is definitely better. The doctor said to watch it closely and call on Friday if it seemed worse. If it doesn't seem better by Monday, I should call and get another medicine. It sounds like a sort of steroid. Not prednisone (sp?), but a pill form that works faster.

Luckily, it has not spread since Monday, so that's the good news! My dad has eczema, so it wasn't a total surprise that's what it was. I know I've been stressed out before, but I've never had anything even remotely close to this! I guess it takes a lot of stress to cause it!

Please cross your fingers that it goes away quickly! I don't want to look awful in my rehearsal dress and cute shoes!


LC said...

Oh no! I am glad to hear that it hasn't been spreading though!!! But don't you know, cute shoes can always cover up eczema ;) Calm down, relax, and breathe (wow, this is the pot calling the kettle black)...

It will all be over soon and you will be married!!! YAY!

Aimee said...

Thanks Lauren. :-) I don't feel any more stressed than I have recently, but I guess it just all built up!

Anna said...

Yikes! Remember when I got that rash on my face? Still there. I think it gets worse when I get stressed too. Hope everything clears up for're almost there!

Aimee said...

Anna - that stinks it's still there! Is it eczema, too? Luckily, it seems to be a little better this morning. The one good thing is that it can pretty much all be hidden, thank goodness!

Trisha said...

Wedding stress perhaps?! :(

The GOOD thing is, at least a long beautiful dress can cover it up! haha :)

I DEFINITLY have my fingers crossed for you and hope it goes away SOON!

Aimee said...

Thanks Trisha!

Maria said...

Yikes Aimee! I hope it clears up quickly.

Anna said...

Glad you found something to help the bumps and itching! I think I get that too fun.