A quick update.
I took this photo last night, and sent it to Dr Pixie.
It’s not as painful as it looks. In fact the only feedback I get now is that it is ticklish!
It looks shiny because of the flash on my camera. It is actually dry, but the “new” skin is smooth and dry, effectively giving it a sheen.
Dr Pixie replied saying that it looks like it is healing “cleanly”, but that it is likely to leave a lighter pigmentation as a result of scarring. I initially enquired if I could apply Eurax on the site, since Caitlin has been complaining that it is very itchy, and we don’t want her to be scratching the area at all!
She said no, which was also my initial reaction; general reaction, to letting things heal as naturally as possible.
Dr Pixie did say to continue using the SSD though, which we did because it does have antiseptic properties in it, and since there are still skin areas that need peeling but which may likely be peeled by itchy fingers leading to hey-I-am-not-ready-to-be-exposed-yet new unready skin being open to infection….
Caitlin is already asking when she can go (back to) swimming… I’d like to bring her too. She needs the break.