Hey so i searched folliculitis on here and saw that you got laser hair removal. Does that work for relief? Im struggling hard with it right now and don't know what to do...
Hey! Sorry I haven’t seen this until now- my inbox keeps getting spammed.
I actually haven’t gotten laser hair removal yet… my first appointment is in April. I’ve struggled with folliculitis for a long time and no form of hair removal has worked to prevent it thus far- plus I have dermatillomania (I pick at my skin) so all hell breaks loose. I sure as hell hope it works!
What have you tried? From my experience shaving irritates the skin too much, depilatory creams don’t allow anything to heal (and just open up old wounds). Waxing works for a lot of people but it causes me to break out in hives. An epilator might work for you if you don’t have too much of a problem with ingrown hairs, maybe you can use a product to prevent ingrown hairs like Tend Skin.
In the meantime, I’ve just been covering up my legs by wearing leggings under everything. It’s kind of a pain but I forget the hair is there and it lets my skin heal. I just tell everyone I’m cold, haha.
There is also a lotion that you use in conjunction with epilation (any technique pulling the hair from the root) three times daily for three days- it’s supposed to significantly reduce hair growth. I haven’t tried it, but if it’s something you’re interested in it could be worth looking into. If I hadn’t found such a great place for laser I would try this in a heartbeat. It’s here: http://www.amazon.com/Kalo-Inhibitor-Lotion-Permanent-Remover/dp/B000NO5QTS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_bt_1
None of these things work for me, though :/ I really hope the laser works. Sorry I can’t be of more help :( I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how it goes though!
I’ve got a laser hair removal appointment for my legs scheduled for this April. So excited. I’ve had a few ingrown hairs but nothing’s been too bad since I haven’t been regularly shaving or epilating. Therefore, the desire to pick in that area has lessened substantially. I just need to let the existing scabs heal and I’m golden.
The hair is painful as all hell but I’ve been wearing leggings under everything and trying to forget that it exists. The leggings become like a second skin. It’s not the greatest solution, but in my current hairy state, sensory overloaded state it works. It pushes it down so the hair doesn’t rub against my skin and bug me. I can feel it by the end of the day but it does the job well enough. I’ll just have to persevere for 1.5 more months. Things will be good. Can’t wait :)
Gotta go pay a parking ticket and get some more supplies for work. Wooo fun!
Also my head feels better today. I think I slept about 12 hours last night. Love Monday holidays. Also new Drag Race Tonight. I’m ignoring all spoilers but I think I know what happens next haha, whoops… but yeah come find me if you wanna gossip about the queens!
My stomach is not handling the antibiotic well. I got really sick last night and have been eating nothing but bland foods and drinking tons of water all day. I don’t think the probiotic is making that much of a difference either. Does anyone have any suggestions on things I can do to maximize the results of treatment? Any suggestions on dealing with the nausea?
On another note, derma’s still there, but there hasn’t been any real damage. I was right, my skin is looking awesome. Still some scarring but nothing a little makeup can’t cover.
So seriously, give me your advice on dealing with antibiotics. I need it! I appreciate it so much :)
I think having Lyme is bringing back my aspie traits.
It’s weird, but my psychiatrist was spot on when he said this. Sounds are louder and I’m just more sensitive in general. Also today my antibiotics made me really sick. I can’t wait to start feeling better already.
Well, I knew that, I’m not that segregated from pop culture. but for RuPaul’s Drag Race to mention her incessantly, and for Mercedes on Glee to sing “I will always love you”? Unless there was a chance that these shows were filmed Saturday it kind of creeps me out- even though Glee turned theirs into a rather sweet tribute. but still.
We’re back at the beginning. I was gone for a long time, doing a lot of things that would take at least 20 text posts to explain, but one of the main ones was that I was getting better. Honestly. I wasn’t picking at all, so I felt like I was no longer in the position to run a blog like “this.” But, we’re back at the beginning.
It’s okay honey! you’re not a failure, just remember that <3 You’ve been able to do it once before, you can do it again! And let me know if you need a friend to talk to about it.
Finally getting laser hair removal yess! It’s about damn time. I’m so excited for all of my skin and sensory problems to be rectified. Found a groupon for one of the best places in my area, so we won’t be spending too much either. Can’t wait!
and think, “Holy crap, we are all together in this, look, we can be found in the same place, look at us following and reblogging each other, look at us supporting each other, look at how we found each other”