Career: Stay at home mom
When did you cease using topical steroids: November 5th 2015
What type did you use: Protopic (immnunosupressant) for about 10 years & triamcinolone acetonide for a few months
What is your favorite product for comfort? I used a lot of Acquaphor, original brand of Walmart brand or RiteAid brand. Also bepanthen nappy cream
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? Not being able to care or interact with my children and husband
What is the first thing you will do when healed? Take my babies for swimming classes and I will workout until I drip sweat
Career: Artist and commended picture framer
When did you cease using topical steroids: 19th September 2016
What type did you use: Injected cortisone 6 months ( age 9), varyious topicals ranging from otc to most potent dermavate, betnovate, eumovate, hydrocortisone. Inhahled becotide, several courses of oral prednisone.
What is your favorite product for comfort? Dead Sea salt in the bath and sudo cream on the skin.
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? There are many hard parts, not knowing how long, the intensity of pain, mentally crippling, all consuming. Not being understood by doctors .
What is the first thing you will do when healed? It is hard to say at the moment there will be lots of things I will look forward to I am sure one will be renovating our Spanish house, but trying to help others and raise awareness of this disease