Saturday, December 19, 2009

My Eyes, They Burn

So it's been about two weeks since my second "reaction" to who knows what...basically my symptoms are dry, flaky skin around the eyes, with an occasional swelling and redness.

This is the second time it has happened; the first time was the week before thanksgiving, and the skin around my eyes became very dry and painful. Eventually it started to feel like it was crusting, which totally freaked me out. I put vaseline on, and the week of thanksgiving, my eyes returned to normal.

The second outbreak was about two weeks ago...I wore some eye makeup, washed it off that night, and the next morning woke up to red, puffy eyes. Ever since then, it has beena roller coaster of dry, super flaky skin with redness, puffiness and soreness.

I finally went to see a dermatologist today, and while waiting at the lower level reception desk at the huge medical tower by Cedar Sinai, I was cut off by Zac Efron (yes, the High School Musical man himself...this was my second Zefron sighting...I actually saw him with his lady friend outside an Urban Outfitters...but please don't think I actually follow this guy around!). He was actually very polite and apologized about cutting in front of me, after i bitch-slapped him (j/k I didn't).

Anywho, I went to the derm, and that didn't really help me at all. He looked at me (from afar) for 5 minutes, asked if I had ate/started wearing some new, and I said no; he prescribed me a shot and some creams. He said it could be a possible reaction to the environment, but I don't know what that could be.

I think this will be one of those unsolved mysteries...and my eyes still hurt : /