Not only do I now have the WUTT, but I also have a weird dermatitis on the outside of my throat. I've had it for years and like most things I just presumed it would eventually get better and go away. And I thought it was some kind of middle age acne break out at the time because it was just up under my jaw sort of near my ears. And I did ask the doctor then and he said to stop putting moisturiser on it. Thats why I have wrinkly neck as well I guess. But I'd noticed over the last year that its been growing, until it's now just about to meet in the middle of my throat. So I went to my new doctor today and he tells me its a rare type of dermatitis and he's going home tonight to read up on it. Apparently years and years ago I have eaten something or taken some kind of medication that I was allergic to and that has now lead to this. And exposure to sunlight may have made it worse. Because I did think, after I thought it was acne, that it was some kind of pigmentation damage, because I was a sunlover in my teens.
He pondered for a while about whether we should treat it. Because as he said its not dangerous. And I said well no, but it's getting pretty ugly. So he didn't want to give me cortisone tablets because he doesn't like handing out medications willy nilly - which is one of the reasons I like him – so I'm trying a cortisone cream, mid strength. He wants to see me in two weeks to check any improvement. I said – I'll get someone to take before and after photos, and he said – I've got a camera, which he pulled out of his pocket and he took some photos. He's lovely.
So here is what it kind of looks like – some days it is redder than others, but you can see it looks like measles or something
He was also most excited to hear I have a globus type thing and wanted to know all about it. He has a new patient who has been suffering constant throat clearing since July and he's just started her on the rounds of tests to eliminate anything deadly. I said well don't tell her I've had it for years or she'll go home and slit her wrists. Because thats what I feel like doing sometimes.
Its funny how all my medical issues happen around my throat. Wonder what that means, maybe I was choked to death or hanged or something in a past life.
Which reminds me. Lizzie did her own set of seven sins photo tiles for a school project. Daz and I got to do Wrath.