My doctor has a black book, and in it he keeps a record of his patients with mysterious illnesses. And I'm in it twice now. First for the internal weird throat thing and now for the external throat rash. He told me he keeps it so he can ring us if he comes across anything in his readings. It's good to know he keeps all us freaks in mind.
So I tried the cream he gave me and it didn't fix the rash. So now he has me on an experiment. I'm trying a stronger cream on a patch on one side and a herbal cream with manuka honey and sulphur on a patch on the other side. So we'll see how that works out.
I said – what if that doesn't work?
He said – then I'll send you to a skin specialist.
What have they got that you haven't?
Oh, well I'm not really a fan of strong chemicals. What sort of chemicals?
Hmm, maybe a chemical peel.
Oh no, I don't think I'd bother with that. It doesn't bother me that much. Not unless it starts spreading all over my face or something.
Day 2 of experiment. No change so far. Either side.