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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Taking care of it while my deductible is met
I had rough elbows, especially the left one this past Winter, a time of year when my eczyma makes it's arrival. So, twice daily, I delt with the elbows by slathering on some good moisturizer and calling it a day. DD noticed that it's back, it seems scaley. Again, moisturizing, which helped but it's lingering. Could it be psorasis like my Dad was plagued with? Time to consult the Dermatologist. I couldn't immediately get in to see mine, but readily took an appointment with another MD in the practice, who I have used before. He confirmed that I have a plaque, can't determine if it's eczyma or psoriasis. He'd like to see me when I have other patches or plaques (historically Winter for me)
He gave me some samples of both moisturizers and RX strength cortizone cream, assuring me that if applied twice daily, it should clear up within 10 days. If not gone, I can call and they will fax in a RX for the creams.