I had a very restless night but not too much itching as I scratched before I went to bed and was already sore on my arms and back. I used the tubular bandages, cotton pyjamas and cotton gloves to try and stave off the temptation to scratch and was happy to wake this morning without any further damage.
So, it was off to the local car boot - lots of fresh air (actually VERY cold fresh air!) and I only bumped into 2 people I knew so didn't feel too bad! The wind made my eyes feel very tight and dry and it was a relief to have a 'balneum' bath when I got home. My face is very red today (I call it my monster face!) - all down the right side by my hairline is angry looking and a bit dry but before I drown it in moisturiser I thought I'd give it a chance to breathe first. I have a cupboard full of aromatherapy oils etc and may have a go at putting something together. I also have a cupboard full of emollients, E45, Oilatum, Cetraben - you name it I have it!
I've found that if I don't TOUCH, I don't itch and consequently don't scratch. Easier said than done of course as I'm sure any eczema sufferer knows.
I'm going to drink lots of water in the hope that this will flush out the steroids quicker.