Could This Be My Final Eczema Update?

I am feeling absolutely amazing today and I can’t help but share it with you. It’s been just over two weeks since I went to see the Doctor to get some treatment for the infection in my feet and they are almost unrecognisable.

I am hoping and praying that this is my final eczema update, and only time will tell if I manage to keep on top of them and avoid flaring my skin allergies. For the mean time I am so thankful that my feet are looking 110% better and I really am so much happier. My confidence is at an all time high, and like I promised in my summer of self improvement post I’ve been showing them off more than ever.

My Feet Today

Both Feet TodayLeft Foot TodayRight Foot Today

My Feet 2 Weeks Ago

Inflamed ankleStaph infection 2

Staph infection 1Left foot

There are no words for me to explain how wonderful it feels to actually be able to wake up without pain and look down at my feet without feeling depressed about the state they are in. I can’t remember the last time I was able to look at my own feet without feeling a little sad and hopeless inside, or the last time I felt confident wearing a dress that would show the eczema on my left ankle.

Everything just feels so much better without the constant pain and fear in the back of my mind. It’s like a wave has washed over me and taken with it every little bit of depression and despair. Admittedly I still have some discolouration and scarring as well as Oncholysis of my big toe nails but hopefully time will allow the scars to fade and my toenails to grow back normally. I will try to remember to update you on that!

Oncholysis

Oncholysis is the detachment of the nail from the nail bed, often caused by over manicuring, psoriasis and other skin conditions. In my case it has been caused by infection. The only information I was able to find online said you first need to eliminate the cause and then wait for the nail to grow back normally as it cannot re-attach itself to the nail bed. The only advise it gives is to keep your nails short and avoid irritants such as nail enamel and over washing.

Oncholysis

My smile is stretching from ear to ear right now – fingers crossed it stays that way!

Rachel x

5 thoughts on “Could This Be My Final Eczema Update?

  1. This is incredible! I am so happy for you! 🙂
    I have eczema, but not like this. As silly (and slightly rude) as this sounds, reading and seeing this has really made me grateful for the skin that I am in. I am so glad that (as far as I can tell) this has been your last update.
    Are you still smiling?
    This gives me so much hope for others that I know who are struggling with eczema! You are an inspiration, my dear!!!

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