Age: 5 1/2
Career: Pre School
When did you cease using topical steroids: October 13, 2015
What type did you use: Advantan and Eleuphrat (high potency)
What is your favorite product for comfort? First two months “Simply Natural Oils” chickweed ointment. Month 3-4 Natural Shae butter. Month four moisture withdrawal. Epsom salt baths and wet wraps soaked in coconut oil for first four months.
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? Will says sensitivity to the elements– wind, sun, rain etc. His mother says he hated zingers and the ‘fire ants’ feeling
What is the first thing you will do when healed? We went camping and swimming in the beach last weekend despite mild anniversary flare. IT WAS AMAZING!!! Living the dream already!!!
Career: I’m currently unemployed due to TSW. I was a track rider/stablehand in a horse racing stable.
When did you cease using topical steroids: July 2016
What type did you use: I used various different types of TS, primarily Betamethesone, Diprosone and Prednisolone.
What is your favorite product for comfort? I find Dermeze Ointment has provided me some relief during TSW. Also cool baths.
What is the hardest thing to deal with during this condition? There are so many negative sides to TSW, it’s difficult to pick just one. For me it would be the utter destruction of my career and sense of living. Not being able to leave the house due to such severe skin for so long leaves its mark.
What is the first thing you will do when healed? The first thing I want to do when my skin is better is take up horse riding again! It’s painful not being able to spend any time doing the things I love.