Impetigo Journey P1.
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When I first started noticing the dry patches
Let's start at the beginning.
A few months before I the Impetigo I went to the derm for my acne.I had been experiencing an unbearable amount of whiteheads mainly around my mouth and chin. I found it odd considering I had never gotten whiteheads just black heads on my nose,and cysts near my time of the month. Nothing I was applying topically was working on them so my derm decided to put me on Minocycline and a gentle cleansing routine. She also prescribed Differin, but I am without insurance and that simply wasn't in the budget.
A few months of the Minocycline and my skin was clearing up. I wouldn't pop the whiteheads, but every morning morningI'd get a new one which was really frustrating.I just wanted clear (acne and scar) skin.
I was ordering the Minocycline from this company in Arizona which delivered the medicationd cheap for $20, however the customer service sucked (a story of it's own) and I decided to part ways with them.
My next doctors appointment I informed my doctor I would like to work with another pharmacy and she told me when I was ready I could go to one around the corner from the office which could with my "situation". A month passed before I actually went to them because I thought "Hey, my skin is clear now I just to continue eating clean and keep my skin clean"
In that month the whiteheads started again, but I could pop them without them refilling 5 minutes afterward and would stay gone after I washed etc.
I'm thinking I need to moisturize more, so I start wearing moisturizing face masks to bed.
After I exfoliated and moisturized the area.
The day of my anniversary I was upset because the right side of my face looked flaky.
My boyfriend and I were walking around the mall and I start buying moisturizing creams and exfoliators, anything I believe will help my skin. Everyone I make eye contact with is giving pity looks.
I was so embarrassed I started rubbing the flakiness of with a paper towel in the car. My skin started to ooze a clear liquid. I could smell the horrible puss so I keep paper towels up to my face.
We get to the fanciest restaurant I've ever been i and the right side of my face is covered in yellow crust. I wanted to puke.
I found it all bearable once I got home and in the shower. I thought my nightmare was over.
Next morning I wake up to dark scaring. My skin breaking.
I call out from work and go straight to the derm. I get my diagnoses and they so kindly gave me Acticlate pill samples to last a week and prescribe Mupirocin ointment from the Pharmacist I was suppose to go to in the first place. I race there when I get the call my medication is ready.
I get home, take the pill and bury myself under the covers. It was unfortunate since I had relatives visiting from overseas and I stayed clammed up majority of the time they were here.
My skin was so tight I could barely eat. My only solace was in a hot shower.
A few days passed and the crusting stopped.
Two weeks and my skin is clearing up from scarring as well.
My boyfriend and I decide to go on a spur of the moment vacation and it was perfect!
As you can see there are some scars and whiteheads, but in that moment I was happy and confident again.
How I got the infection in the first place I will never know.
P.2 coming soon