Friday, January 3, 2014


last night i was scared i had an infection because after i applied some neosporin, i started to run a fever along with more facial swelling and weird body chills. in the middle of the night i woke up to myself scratching the hell out of my neck. my neck was dripping with yellow ooze. i wrapped some gauze and tried to go back to sleep. woke up in the morning and the gauze was stuck to my neck. i had to slowly rip it off. it was drenched. ugh, so not only is the ooze affecting my face but now it's my neck. there's this white, filmy, sticky, residue that lays on top of my skin. i'm assuming it's the clear kind of ooze that has dried right after it seeps out of your pores. i went to the doctor earlier to get it checked out. doc says there are no signs of serious infection. the swelling and fever was probably because of the neosporin (i have a sulfa allergy). he could prescribe me antibiotics if i really wanted them but it wasn't necessary. i agreed. i also asked for some ambien to help me sleep. i haven't had a good nights rest since starting this damn thing. i take over 7 pills of 25mg of hydroxyzine at night and i still can't sleep nor does it help the itching anymore.

i have to go back to work on monday. not sure if i want to go back like this….

1 comment:

  1. Dear Mel,
    good thing you're using gauze and not cotton pads. When the gauze is stuck to you, try using some salty water on the gauze to moisten it before taking it off your skin to prevent your skin from ripping.
    Each day is very difficult , but it does eventually get better. Take it one day at a time. I will be following your progress. Just know that you're not alone. I hope you're having a good skin day.