I’ve Always Been a Little Rash (Pun Intended).
So, I’ve got this rash (cutting to the chase, I know).
It’s in my right armpit. Well, not exactly the armpit- it snuggles up to that little pokey fat that sticks out between the armpit and chest. The pokey that models don’t have.
It’s small, maybe three-quarters of an inch long, less than half an inch wide. It itches like a mother f$%#@$. And it’s been there for at least a month. I don’t really know how many weeks anymore because I’ve been ignoring it for so long- if ignoring and scratching at the same time is possible.
Honestly, I haven’t had time to make the effort to pull out a hand mirror and examine my armpit pokey, so I’ve just been slathering it with cortisone cream and calling it a spider bite. But the other day I’d finally had enough and assessed the situation, and I’m pretty sure it’s eczema.
I know eczema can be caused by food or environmental sensitivities, but I’ve evaluated my diet, and I’ve been eating the same foods I’ve eaten for twenty years, with the exception of switching from soy milk to almond milk 8 or 9 months ago (that’s another post in itself, and I’ve never shown signs of allergy to any nuts before).
And while I’m no Pat Welsh, I did just single-handedly take out a twenty-five foot section of honeysuckle (beast of a plant, I tell you). But I wasn’t naked. Or tucking honeysuckle roots into my shirt.
The think is, my little rash is becoming immune to the cortisone, and while calendula cream feels real nice, it doesn’t do a thing for this patch. Plus, treating it is like sweeping the dirt under the carpet. I want to know what’s causing it so I can get rid of it.
Any dermatological sages out there?