Get the right treatments for allergies

It was an unforgettable and terrible experience…therefore i urge you to get the correct treatment for your allergy before it got as bad as mine…

It started last year mid September, I started to have small rashes around my big toe area…the affected area itched a lot…and can be very disturbing…

I started to do some self-treatment by applying calamine lotion at first. When the itch persisted and got worse, I turned to Google for help. I read that organic sea salt foot soak and tea tree oil may help. So i went to the nearest pharmacy to get a bottle of tea tree oil and organic salt and started my self treatment..

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organic sea salt soak

After the foot soak, I normally dry my foot and proceeded to apply the tea tree oil i have bought..it soothed the affected area and reduced the itch. So i thought it might work..

So for the next few days. I repeated the routine diligently…

Until i realised that the affected area seems to be getting worse…

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affected area started to “crack”

 

the affected area dried up till it started to “crack”…

I started to try other self treatments..I thought it was a type of foot rot…my brother passed me the following treatment which worked well, but could not be found in pharmacies in Singapore…and by the time I ran out of it and procrastinated for some time again…. the condition got worse…

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quite good, but not available in Singapore

 

It started to spread and swell…it was painful and i decided finally to seek medical help…

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stated to swell and rashes spreaded badly upwards..

 

I went to a General Practitioner (GP) hoping that the doctor could help me solve my problem…

The GP provided me with a general topical cream called Gentrisone..

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cream given by GP

Gentrisone relieved the itch.. but other than that, this topical cream did not work for me…

I was so troubled and stressed with my condition as it was very unsightly and made me feel inferior. After urges from my colleague and friends, I finally decided to seek professional help…

Went online again to search for skin specialist near my office…

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I seek professional help and advice from dermatologist Dr Lim Kar Seng from The Dermatology Practice..

He was very nice and diagnosed that it probably started from allergy to latex from the material the flip flops I wore was made of…and said that i was probably also allergic to tea tree oil that i used intensively during my self treatment…

He gave me oral medication as well as something to soak my feet and a cream to apply after the soak…

 

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the treatment worked…but since the condition was already quite bad, it took few days to see significant results from recovery…

 

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2 days after seeking professional help

it took me about 9 days to 2 weeks to recover…

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20nov15 almost cleared..

i was so happy that my condition improved tremendously and quickly after seeking professional help…

It was a traumatic experience for me and I hope that those of you out there will seek correct medical help when condition is not as bad as mine…

 

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Author: xinymous

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