Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life

Sandra Beasley

‘Tho not as serious as Beasley’s, I too have allergies. They are not life-threatening but a nuisance to live with. I can’t handle perspiration and I live in a humid and hot country. I was exempted from Physical Education classes during the last two years in Secondary School. The enraging hormones, that has already wreak havoc on my face, together with the heat, gives me serious eczema. They itched so bad that I often turned up in school with bandages around my knees,elbow and armpit as I have scratched the skin off the flexor surfaces during sleep. And the genital area was not spared too.

Thing are not so bad now. the ezcema only appears during the hot season, which is now. They alternate between the back of my right knee (Popliteal fossa) and inner side of my right elbow (Cubital fossa).

Right now, it’s the knee. It takes a long time to heal because I can’t refrain myself from scratching them at night. In the day, I will try not to think about it. But thing will all go downhill when im in the toilet, pants down, idle hands, and thinking ‘just one, c’mon, just one tiny scratch.

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