Monday, 17 June 2013


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.

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