I Am A Delicate, Fragile Flower

You want to know what pisses me off? (Shaddup. It’s my blog and I’m going to tell you whether you like it or not.) The fact that I am 40 years old and get zits on my chin like I was a 17 year-old fry cook. What. The. Fuck??

In an attempt to rid myself of said blemishes, I bought (on the recommendation of a friend) some Clearasil facial cleanser. It gave me more zits. So I used the zit cream that came bundled with the Clearasil.

Guess what?

I’m allergic to it.

So now, not only do I have zits on my face, I also have huge, red, welt-y looking blotches. All over my face. Like this kid.

Purty.

In an effort to distract myself from clawing picking scratching my face, I decided to read some blogs. I noticed that motherbumper updated, so I went to check it out. Her post? It’s about big, fuck off bugs.

Now, not only does my face itch like a motherfucker, my skin is crawling and I keep seeing black things darting across the floor out of the corner of my eye.

It’s going to be a long night….

Edited to add: I have a review of a cookbook aimed at people with diabetes up over on my review blog. It’s a good cookbook, one I’d find useful even if I didn’t have a child with diabetes. Look how productive I am when I’m busy trying not to scratch my face off.

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine-Megan
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 20:50:00

    Let me guess, the active ingredient was benzoyl peroxide? I’m quite allergic to that stuff. It’s EVIL. I’m not sure if it’s a true allergy, of if it’s just extremely irritating, but I got second degree burns all over my face basically.

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  2. Major Bedhead
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 20:52:00

    Yes, it was! It still hurts and I used this last night. Once. Unbelievable.

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  3. Christine-Megan
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 21:03:00

    Check the ingredients on literally everything that goes on your skin, cause it’s hidden in a lot of stuff, and sometimes you won’t know till you break out again. And there’s a cross sensitivity with Lovenox, so if you ever happen to need blood thinners, watch out.

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  4. SUEB0B
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 21:16:00

    Oh damn I’m so sorry. Can you take antihistimines to make the itchy less?

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  5. crazymumma
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 21:44:00

    ouch. leave your skin completely alone until it clears.

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  6. LauraJ
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 06:12:00

    you have any benadryl?? calamine lotion?? anything to stop the freaking itching!!This happened to A once…we were up in Montreal in a hotel and he started getting those very same spots!! I never found out the culprit that did that! Poor kid had it all over his body! I really do hope yours goes away soon!

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  7. sandy shoes
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 08:57:00

    Wow… that’s horrid, and I hope it calms down really soon.Second the recommendations for Benadryl.And yeah, wtf? At 40, I all of a sudden have an oily forehead again. It hasn’t been that way in 25 YEARS. I’m so excited, yay.

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  8. The Hotfessional
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 15:35:00

    Oh Mah Gawd. I feel so bad for you, I’ll even let out a whispered “Go Sox”.

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  9. Angewl
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 16:07:00

    Damn. I’m sorry. I hope it goes away soon. The other replies had some great advice.

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  10. Christina
    Oct 23, 2007 @ 20:57:00

    Ugh, I hate allergic reactions. I have sensitive skin, so I have to be very careful of everything, too.Hope it clears up soon.

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  11. Trenches of Mommyhood
    Oct 24, 2007 @ 10:09:00

    One word: Neutrogena. Get you some!

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  12. kittenpie
    Oct 25, 2007 @ 14:11:00

    I am happy to know I’m not alone, at least. I didn’t get this stuff when I WAS 17, but now? It’s pathetic. There should be sme kind of law against having to worry about combatting both wrinkles and pimples at the same time.

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  13. Kim
    Oct 26, 2007 @ 09:06:00

    “I keep seeing black things darting across the floor out of the corner of my eye” – welcome to my world.I am always seeing this. I read somewhere its a sign of schizophrenia. Nice.

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