This is my right arm as photographed on May 26th 2013. You will see my photo-dermatitis in full bloom.
Now, after three weeks of taking strong doses of prednisone, and of applying lavish amounts of prescription strength “Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1%” my arm appears to be (almost) back to normal.
These days I smother my exposed parts with SP 50 sun-screen, and I wear long sleeved shirts when I am out of doors.
I am not entirely certain that these precautions are 100% efficacious.
I very much hope so, but I sometimes wonder if the dermatitis is triggered by certain foods, or even by the shampoo I use.
I'll wait and see, and I'll trust my good dermatologist to make her best diagnoses.