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!