Two days ago, I went to an emergency appointment because my eczema became too much to handle. I had sat in my bath for two hours crying, trying not to scratch, and constantly adding my gentle wash hoping it’d do something. My mum came home after shopping and asked me how long I was in there, considering I only woke up after she left. When I responded two hours, she told me to get out and she made sure my skin was moisturised enough to be able to move. She noticed that my chest was burning – it was just a huge patch of red. I got changed into loose, cotton clothes, as my mum phoned up for an emergency appointment. We arrived and waited a long time, but I didn’t mind because when you have eczema, you’ll accept the waiting times as long as you get help. Finally, my name got called. The doctor/nurse gave me steroids that I previously had (it was a lower dose), antibiotics and some ibuprofen. 
 
As I left the doctor/nurse’s office, I instantly took the medication to seek some relief. I went to sleep a few hours later and yesterday, I stayed off school and slept in until 12pm. I was really exhausted from the antibiotics for some reason, but at least my eczema stopped being so red. I didn’t really feel hungry at all, but knew I had to eat so after some convincing from my friend, I ate a toastie and went back to sleep. I woke up and tried to keep myself distracted, so I wouldn’t want to scratch. At 7pm, I finally gave in and ate a bit of supper and went to sleep, because I was knackered. I woke up in the middle of the night and listened to some music while reading, which calmed me down until I fell asleep at 3:30am. I then woke up today (also off school) with some acid reflux due to my antibiotics, which was extremely painful. I had no clue what to do, as I’ve never had this type of problem, so I just ate something and hoped for the best. I went to sleep again and woke up feeling hungry, which in my opinion is good and feeling better. Currently, it’s 14:55 and I’m about to shower under cold water so I don’t dry out my eczema. I’m hoping that it doesn’t hurt as much when I hop out the shower. 
 
Today I’m feeling: Tired out.