|our roads may be golden, or broken, or lost (elliemurasaki) wrote,|
@ 2013-01-21 11:26 pm UTC
I complained to my sister about not having lotioned my hands soon enough to avoid the owie from getting lotion in the cracks (the skin on back of my hands always cracks when it's cold, more the right than the left), and she told me off for using lotion instead of Vaseline (but I hate Vaseline) and for not having seen a doctor about what, if it's the same as what she's got which she says it sounds like it is, is a treatable medical condition, a flavor of eczema. Which I'd thought wasn't a thing that came in different varieties and its key symptom is a rash which I have not got and therefore this couldn't be eczema. But Wiki tells me otherwise, so now I'm wondering if I should bug my primary care provider (but I just saw her two weeks ago) or skip straight to one of the dermatologists on my insurance's list of providers or just buy some hydrocortisone at Walmart since apparently that's likely to be the treatment anyway.