Today I finally saw a doctor about the spots of dry, itchy, persistent rash on my face/neck/torso (and this morning I discovered a new one on my right arm, grrr). I didn't see a doctor in the first place because I knew he would just prescribe me a hydrocortisone cream. I can get that myself from a pharmacy!
As predicted, the doctor prescribed me a hydrocortisone combined with an anti-fungal, but he told me he didn't really want me to use the cream. Reason being, if I had already tried it, had it clear up but then come back, my skin would clear up in the short term but might become dependant on the cream, resulting in flare ups. Instead, he urged me to see a skin specialist and wrote a referral for me.
I'm actually quite excited to be seeing a dermatologist for the first time in my life. Lord knows why I've never seen one before, especially because of my keratosis pilaris. I called up the clinic and the first appointment will cost me $150 for a 15 minute consult with the doctor. Ouch! I don't know when I'll get to see the doctor, but I'm hoping I can get the money soon so that I don't have to feel so depressed about my skin, on top of everything else going on in my life.
Fingers crossed he will cure all my skin ailments!