Monday, October 22, 2007

I Am A Delicate, Fragile Flower

You want to know what pisses me off? (Shaddup. It's my blog and I'm going to tell you whether you like it or not.) The fact that I am 40 years old and get zits on my chin like I was a 17 year-old fry cook. What. The. Fuck??

In an attempt to rid myself of said blemishes, I bought (on the recommendation of a friend) some Clearasil facial cleanser. It gave me more zits. So I used the zit cream that came bundled with the Clearasil.

Guess what?

I'm allergic to it.

So now, not only do I have zits on my face, I also have huge, red, welt-y looking blotches. All over my face. Like this kid.

Purty.

In an effort to distract myself from clawing picking scratching my face, I decided to read some blogs. I noticed that motherbumper updated, so I went to check it out. Her post? It's about big, fuck off bugs.

Now, not only does my face itch like a motherfucker, my skin is crawling and I keep seeing black things darting across the floor out of the corner of my eye.

It's going to be a long night....



Edited to add: I have a review of a cookbook aimed at people with diabetes up over on my review blog. It's a good cookbook, one I'd find useful even if I didn't have a child with diabetes. Look how productive I am when I'm busy trying not to scratch my face off.

13 comments:

Christine-Megan said...

Let me guess, the active ingredient was benzoyl peroxide? I'm quite allergic to that stuff. It's EVIL. I'm not sure if it's a true allergy, of if it's just extremely irritating, but I got second degree burns all over my face basically.

Major Bedhead said...

Yes, it was! It still hurts and I used this last night. Once. Unbelievable.

Christine-Megan said...

Check the ingredients on literally everything that goes on your skin, cause it's hidden in a lot of stuff, and sometimes you won't know till you break out again. And there's a cross sensitivity with Lovenox, so if you ever happen to need blood thinners, watch out.

SUEB0B said...

Oh damn I'm so sorry. Can you take antihistimines to make the itchy less?

crazymumma said...

ouch. leave your skin completely alone until it clears.

LauraJ said...

you have any benadryl?? calamine lotion?? anything to stop the freaking itching!!
This happened to A once...we were up in Montreal in a hotel and he started getting those very same spots!! I never found out the culprit that did that! Poor kid had it all over his body! I really do hope yours goes away soon!

sandy shoes said...

Wow... that's horrid, and I hope it calms down really soon.

Second the recommendations for Benadryl.

And yeah, wtf? At 40, I all of a sudden have an oily forehead again. It hasn't been that way in 25 YEARS. I'm so excited, yay.

The Hotfessional said...

Oh Mah Gawd. I feel so bad for you, I'll even let out a whispered "Go Sox".

Angewl said...

Damn. I'm sorry. I hope it goes away soon. The other replies had some great advice.

Christina said...

Ugh, I hate allergic reactions. I have sensitive skin, so I have to be very careful of everything, too.

Hope it clears up soon.

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

One word: Neutrogena. Get you some!

kittenpie said...

I am happy to know I'm not alone, at least. I didn't get this stuff when I WAS 17, but now? It's pathetic. There should be sme kind of law against having to worry about combatting both wrinkles and pimples at the same time.

Kim said...

"I keep seeing black things darting across the floor out of the corner of my eye" - welcome to my world.I am always seeing this. I read somewhere its a sign of schizophrenia. Nice.