One thing I’ve noticed recently after a little relapse of BXO is that the healing process actually takes longer than I remember.
Usually between the time I apply treatments and the time I actually start to see skin peeling, it’s about 3-4 days. Because my BXO is really mild now, as I’ve been treating it successfully for some time, the peels are also not as aggressive now, which in a weird way is a lot less satisfying. I remember getting excited when I used to see big dry flakes of skin peeling off, because it meant big healing was happening.
I suppose the lesson here is to be diligent with your treatments and most importantly be patient!
Creme Complete has always been a favourite of mine ever since I first used it, just because it’s full of natural healing ingredients, so I know it’s good for the skin even if a peel doesn’t occur.
Comfrey is a more niche treatment – it’s one that I read about on a blog about BXO and decided to give it a try. I’ve done some reading on comfrey and it appears to have some good anecdotal evidence for skin healing, so I’ve been using that. I did also use it briefly during my more serious BXO days, although didn’t have much success with it. Now that my BXO is less serious, I thought a milder treatment like this might be good (this is the comfrey I have been using).
I had a very light peel this morning, and the skin around my glans is a lot less angry now. This has been a good reminder that BXO treatment requires upkeep! I had been getting lazy, so this little relapse shocked me back into action. Remember – the healing process is gradual. The more care you give your skin on a daily basis, the better chance it has to heal.
Good luck with your treatment and wishing you good health,