Saturday, March 24, 2012

...a Rash...Where?

photo by V
This rash business is highly contagious overrated and not nearly as dramatic as the title of this post implies.

It was about three weeks ago that a rash gradually infiltrated my face, just below my right eye. In the grand scheme of things, there are worse places a guy could get a rash...if you know what I mean. I'm now flashing back to when the boy was wee. You know, back in the parasitic stage. For those of you with kids...do you remember what the baby's butt looked like if you left their diaper on a bit too long or if you didn't use enough of that special cream? Yeah, my face kinda looks like that. And that bruising under my eye? I could say that V has taken to smacking me about...but really, I've got bags the size of V's purse like that under my eyes all the time.

Back to the rash...(yes, an entire blog post about a skin condition). I read at Wikipedia that some causes of rashes are allergies, anxiety, acne, menstruation (doubtful, in my case) and secondary syphilis (um...no comment).

My old Scottish granny probably would have exclaimed, "Ach, it's just the evil in ye coming oot!"

photo courtesy of thesun.co.uk

Perhaps granny was right, but I shall continue to fend off the rash with some outdated stuff from the medicine cabinet. An expensive ointment, meant for a rash I had on my leg three years ago. I always make sure that the bathroom light is on, though, while I'm rooting about in the medicine cabinet. I fear that one day I will mistakenly grab that other ointment, in the similar sized tube, called Prepara...

In the event this rash is a permanent fixture on my face (much like my crow's feet or my cheesy grin) I have a plan 'B'.      I just have to figure out where to order one of these bad boys online (the mask, I mean)...I wonder if it comes with a vat of black hair dye too?

11 comments:

Laurita said...

Jeeesh. Is this why you haven't called me? You could pretend the rash is a scar and come up with a great story to go along with it.

I hope it isn't giving you too much grief. Oh, and just in case you might find it helpful, the stuff in that "other tube" is supposed to be good for getting rid of eye bags. ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

Yikes! You do lead an oddly exciting life. :) Does the rash itch? It looks itchy. I hope it goes away pretty soon.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Geez Alan, that's kinda gross! (LOL!) Maybe you should let someone look at it - it could be shingles. Is it spreading? Does it hurt? Actually it totally looks like shingles... get your arse to a doctor and get some proper treatment - if it gets into your eye you're euchred.
(I had it once a few years ago - also on my face. It may not be shingles.. but if it is, the sooner you get treatment the better.)

John Wiswell said...

I second the motion for inventing an elaborate and dramatic backstory and presenting it to everyone as a scar. You manly man, you!

Sue H said...

I say get you to a doctor -.just incase it results in latent scarring! You don't want to have to invent macho stories about exactly how you got those scars......or do you?

Jarmara Falconer said...

Hope you get your striking good looks back soon :-)

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A Daft Scots Lass said...

that looks painful. Get better soon.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Thanks for all the comments of concern. The rash isn't itchy or painful....just unsightly.

It's kept under control with the ancient mystery cream.

Regarding scars...I was hoping for something more manly looking than a rash scar. Perhaps a bullet hole or knife...it makes the invention of a back story way more colourful.

Robert Morschel said...

Do let us know. I don't have a rash - at least not there - and could do with a mask anyway. :)

Robert
mulledvine.com

Tash A said...

Rosacea?