Bit of an update on things I am using. It's taken ages but here it is!
I know it can be incredibly difficult to find things that help or feel comfortable on the skin throughout TSW. Here are a few things that have provided some relief for me after trial and error with countless products throughout this process, now month 14 for me!! Keep in mind that nothing helped much at all for me in the early stages of TSW. All I could use then was a Vaseline type product called Dermeze. I don't like petroleum based stuff but absolutely everything else burned like acid. Dermeze didn't sting/burn, was neutral and provided a barrier for my skin which was pretty raw and super sensitive, even to air!! Eventually, it no longer provided any use to me at all, just held heat in and made me itchier. So said goodbye, none too soon, to Dermeze, to greasy clothes, bedding, hair....
I've found the products below to be helpful so I'd like to share them with you. However, if you decide to give any of these a go, please make sure you only ever trial one thing at a time and make sure you always do a patch test first or use cautiously to determine if it suits your skin and body first.
Things I use directly on my skin
|For anywhere: Sudocrem works as a barrier cream, helps dry out oozy areas, helps seal cracks, helps heal, helps alleviate itching.|
|Tea Tree Oil : If I'm concerned about any infection I put a couple of drops in my bath. Or dilute with carrier oil and use directly on trouble spot.|