Skin Secrets

Dermatologists are the most brilliant doctors.

Why you ask?

Because they have normal office hours (not too early, not too late), rarely have patient emergencies (rarely meaning NEVER), and sometimes they take take long weekends.

AWESOME, RIGHT?

To top it off, the office where David is rotating is just minutes down the street (and when I say minutes, I mean like three).

Basically, we’re seeing a lot of David which just so out of the norm for us.

A few days ago, Hannah stopped asking, “Is my daddy going to be here when I wake up?” (It was sort of a novelty to have David back.)  And starting asking, “When is my daddy coming home for lunch?”

This rotation has spoiled us and I’m afraid we’ll be in for a shock when he starts another rotation.

So far, I’ve learned a few things about skin:

  • There is no known cure for Keratosis Pilaris which Hannah and I both have on our arms.  We have a light case, but still, it sucks that nothing cures it.
  • Botox injections, while effective, still look fake and David has forbidden me to ever get them. He says he wants to SEE my expressions and not just HEAR them in my voice.
  • There is an over the counter product that solves many skin problems, (especially dry skin).  It’s called Aquaphor.

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This little nugget of info might just save you lots of money.  😉

Up next?  I’m hoping to get some insider information on adult breakouts!  What the heck?!  I’m not a teenager anymore!

3 thoughts on “Skin Secrets”

  1. Who’s he working with right now? Is it Dr. Goodsell?

    And – I agree about the Keratosis Pilaris. Our family has it too, some much more than others. We’ve tried on and off for years to do something about it but:

    “While there is no cure for keratosis pilaris, there are palliative treatments available. The efficacy of these treatment methods is directly related to the individual’s commitment and consistency of use.”

    Yeah – “commitment and consistency of use” – it’ll never happen!

    PS – love the pic of Hannah & Paris on the other post – awesome angle!

    Good luck with Finals!!!!!

  2. What about Rosacea – I have that and I am not liking having to depend on medicines. Especially when the doctor only gives you a prescription for 1 or 2 months at a time. Mostly I am hating the copay just to get the prescrip. I think it is just a conspiracy to get more money.

    Any insights on what might help my adult rosacea problem??

    Thanks for your help Nurse Emily to future Doctor David!!!

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