Battling Steroid Induced Eczema

I haven’t posted any pics for a while. Zainab’s TSW was really great for a while, so I guess we got busy with life. In the beginning of her 7th month things seemed to start moving forward. Her skin was amazing for a while as all the eczema faded away. Her itch was almost gone. Then after an amazing 2 month break the itch returned, getting more and more intense every week.

It has now been about a month (starting in the middle of her 9th month) since the itch returned and since last week we’re back to the “waking in the middle of the night and screaming” phase. Her skin is generally better but a bit dry although not flaky. Her worst spots are inside her elbow and her neck. The wounds inside her arms have healed this week. Her neck, however, is another story. Its an oozing mess. She scratches, it gets a bit better and then she reopens the wound. Its been like this for 2 weeks now. In the picture she has a gauze bandage around her neck , going over her head. The hoodie is for some extra protection. The  white stuff is sudocream which speeds up the healing. Her neck is all puffy and her lymph nodes have swollen again.Her eyes are puffy because she cried so much while i was cleaning up the wounds. I cried too, when I saw them. I hope we get past this soon insha Allah . She is so much better despite the current situation. Its just that I thought we were almost done, so this flare was a bit of a surprise. I hope the pics are an encouragement.
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