Big improvements for eczema with the Narrowband UVB phototherapy treatment for week 6. In this post I’ll show you the photos taken one week later from my previous post photos that were taken on June 13, 2014.
I remember this week well in the early summer days, my eczema was getting a bit better and I decided to skip a couple weeks from visiting the photo-therapy booth. From the 14th to the 26th of June. So these photos were taken after no new visits to the photo-therapy booth since June 10th which on that day was my 9th visit with a dose of 532 joules. If you have not seen the week 5 photos yet then you can find them here.
(Photos taken on June 20, 2014)
As you can see, the eczema on my fingers has improved significantly compared to last week. The eczema on my pinky finger is actually almost all gone! There’s just a small little rash area on top which you can’t see well because of the dark shadows. I am using my phone camera to shoot this and it’s very hard to take a really good shot. My ring finger has become much better, it isn’t too dried and crusty like last week’s photo. Notice the round peeled skin and the redness on the lines of my finger? That was created due to excessive rubbing to relieve the extreme itchiness from my eczema. I rubbed it so hard to the point where I peeled a bit of skin off by accident, but I couldn’t stand it, it was too itchy, nothing could relieve it, no moisturizers, creams or or lotion. Now why did I rub instead of itch to relieve my finger? You probably guessed it right, I don’t want my fingers skinned! Haha. For my middle finger I had the same feeling of extreme itchiness, but luckily I didn’t rub any skin off.
For the fingers on my left hand you can see that there was a change. Take a look at the previous photo from week 5 and compare. It’s not as dried and flaky as before. The eczema is mostly prominent on the ring finger and on the top of my pinky finger. I never had the extreme itchiness that week compared to my other hand, but it was always fairly itchy.
A bit of an improvement for eczema on my mouth in some areas, however it got worse on the sides of my mouth. I really hate when this happens! Having eczema between the edges of your top and bottom lips. When I open my mouth to talk or eat, the sides would rip and hurt like crazy! No, chap sticks don’t help because it’s eczema! Usually years ago, before the narrowband treatment, the delicate skin on the edges of my lips would be all crusty and flaky which leads to cracked splitting skin, this would happen usually a couple times every month, and when winter comes by…Ouch! Boy, I hope you can imagine. For the skin area, below my bottom lip to the right, it has got a bit more clear. You can see some more clear areas on my chin as well.
For the neck from my week 5 photos notice anything different? A side from shaving my beard off! haha. My neck is more clearer and healthy looking, and If I remember correctly I don’t think I scratched it much
More pictures of my neck in different angles. Most of the flaky areas has disappeared. The neck on my skin actually felt a bit more tough compared to before.
After the 2 weeks away from the machine, let’s see what happens on the next update. If you have any questions, please do ask in the comments or email, I would love to hear from my readers, and don’t forget to share and subscribe! 🙂