My burst of AD symptoms followed my marriage, moving, delivery and unemployment.|
These all life events brought me big changes of my surroundings, which worked on me as stressors to induce psychosomatic aggravations of my AD. Pregnancy and delivery changed my physical conditions. And above all, moving to a new condominium showered me with unexpected harmful chemicals from new construction materials, which probably was the main cause of my aggravation.
Altough old Japanese houses consisited of natural woods and plasters, recent ones contains lots of chemicals. They are made of plywoods, wallpapers of vinyl cloth, plasters contains synthetic resins, glues and paints of synthetic resins and chemical solvents. Since about the middle of the1980s, such houses and condminiums became the mainstream of newly constructed ones. in Japan. Moreover, instead of expensive houses, high-rise condominiums increased a lot. Those condominiums had little windows; most of them had no window on their bathrooms and toilets.
We, the newly-married couple started to live one of such high-rise condominiums.
I felt the rooms colder than my previous ones. I couldn't stop air-conditioner all the year round. Ignorantly, I didn't air the rooms to keep up warmth; though ventilation was the most valuable and important strategy to chemicals.
After almost one year of our marriage, I was delivered of a baby girl.
I quited the weak steroid applications for pregnant ichy eruptions of my belly.
According to my knowledge as a dermatologist, I applied strong corticosteroids and took antihistamines. But, to my surprise, they didn't solve the problem.
I remembered lots of my dermatologic patients, incruding AD, chronic eczema, and erythrodermia due to eczema.
Many Japanese dermatologists urge to apply corticosteroids which is strong enough to extinguish inflammation in case of severe symptoms to get a good control of the chronic disease.
Corticosteroids are easy to start, and difficult to leave. And it's mere a symptomatic, not a curable therapy. I didn't want me to be unable to go on without steroids.
My face eruptions, which had repeated withdrawal aggravations when I coped them with corticosteroids, had been decreasing very slowly in these several years. Healthy face skin was coming back to me. Spotaneous healing could occur.
So I decided not to treat my aggravation with cortocosteroids.
I intended to watch the course of a severe AD patient(that's me) without corticosteroids with my own eyes.
Nevertheless, the conditions were so hard.
......Two months have passed since the aggravation occured.