The Rash

This post contains yucky photos. You have been warned.

Sorry to start the year with a nasty post with nasty photos of a nasty rash but this was soooo last year (just last week, har har)  I took a break from work for a week. Consider it my Christmas break. I was so looking forward to it.

Anyhow, before the “break”, I am already feeling “the itch”. I know this feeling already. I already experienced this before. I knew its just too good to be true but still I hoped that I am just imagining things.

By the time my Christmas break started, my skin started acting up … like so:


my left side, thank God it was just that part!

A closer look … NASTY!

I cropped the photos because, you know… you don’t need to see my stretch marks. HAHA!!
I immediately stopped using Palmer’s Cocoa Butter. Although I can not confirm that this rash was brought on by my continuous use of Palmer’s, I can still say that that is the only “new” thing added to my routine. This was the same reaction I had 5 years ago when I used the Cocoa Body Butter from Palmer’s. (But that was worst because a larger part of my belly and back was affected). 
I started putting cortisone cream and resisted the urge to scratch. I lost sleep because of this because it burns and it really is itchy! I also cleaned the area with Betadine solution and sulfur soap. Basically, it took a week to calm the rash and it kinda ruined my break. (booo!!)
By New Year’s, the rash has dried up. It hasn’t completely cleared, though. 
I now have a big bottle of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula – Body Oil gathering dust in the bath. 🙁
Do you think it’s related? Could it be the cause? Anyone experienced the same thing?
And by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 😛

Mom, Partner, Sister, Daughter, Friend. Pinay Blogger currently living in Dubai, UAE. I blog about expat life, beauty, food, being a mom … and everything else in between.

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  • Sheila

    Hey Grace, thanks for dropping by and its nice to know that I’m not the only person who experienced this!

    The rash is still here but a bit better now. It’s such a hassle. ugh!

    January 8, 2013 at 12:34 PM Reply
  • Grace @ Sandier Pastures

    I itched with this oil too!! I threw it away!!

    January 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM Reply
  • MindyTV

    Lucas Papaw, teh!!!

    January 7, 2013 at 5:20 AM Reply
  • Sheila

    @Mindy, not sure if its a reaction to cocoa butter coz I’ve also used cocoa butter range from vaseline and I didn’t get any rash. 🙁

    @Maggie, I will try to find Human Nature products here in Dubai. Thanks for the tip!

    January 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM Reply
  • MindyTV

    Allergic reaction to cocoa butter?

    January 6, 2013 at 2:15 PM Reply

    I haven’t used any Palmer products but if you’re having rashes, try the Beauty oil of Human Nature. 🙂 It might help. 🙂

    January 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM Reply
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