If you find that entering the water stings the skin, apply a soap substitute or emollient all over before entering the water. Be careful not to slip – a mat or grab rails are helpful. Placing a towel in the bath may also be helpful especially when bathing an active baby. Bath oils do make a mess of the bath. Wipe around the bath with paper towels or tissues – this will absorb excess oil and shine the bath. Warn other bath users that the bath or shower may still be slippery. The bath may be cleaned with a bath cleaner but be careful to rinse it thoroughly before use.
I have had a “mustache rash” above my lip for 2 years now. Dermatologist say it’s eczema, which I have had all my life, but this is different. The patch of skin between my nose and top lip stays inflamed red, dry, flaky, and at times may itch a little and flares up worst when my allergies are triggered or I eat something like fruits, veggies, ect. I am at my wits end! Nothing helps…I’ve tried creams, natural creams, no makeup or lotions on it for months….any idea what could the trigger be or what I should do? It’s so embarrassing it looks like a red mustache every day of my life not to mention I have angular chelitis, asthma, allergies, and alot of steroids in my 28 years. HEEEELP
Now remains tapering off prednisone and other medications: Omeprazole to reduce acid in the stomach, low dosage aspirin as a blood thinner and Fosamax (once weekly) to prevent bone marrow damage. I was told to eat lots of fibre, eat fruit, drink milk. Any side-effect issues were not a problem and could be dealt with. The tonne of weight I've put on? The moon face? Just for the duration. Don't let it bother you. Blame everything on Prednisone. Of course all this was a challenge to tolerance: I hadn't seen a doctor in 20 or more years (thought they were there to kill you), never had any drugs other than the occasional paracetemol, fit and healthy, (I will be 75 in a couple of months' and play competitive petanque three times a week) and suddenly I was drowning in them! But I knew it was par for the course. Grin and bear it, it will all go away in time.