When the weather becomes warm and I begin to struggle with facial Keratosis Pilaris again, no matter what supplements I take nothing takes away the condition. I tend to have to deal with it full time.
It’s a frightening thought given that supplements are there to make us healthier, but there are obviously some conditions that we will never have cures for, never understand, know that they’re there and that’s something we just have to come to terms with.
I think the hard part for any of us is not understanding; not having the answers as to why we work so hard at keeping ourselves healthy and yet as much as we do, nothing seems to work. There is very little information out there as to why Keratosis comes and why nothing I do can ever make it better.
Doctors know it’s hereditary but have little knowledge about the condition and why nothing works apart from certain creams, which only help temporarily. When I first found out I had Keratosis some 16 years ago, the world didn’t know much about it, so much so that the Consultants I had seen, had difficulty diagnosing the condition.
One Specialist initially thought I had Lupus when a blood test came back positive, but I wasn’t convinced and neither was he, so I had another blood test, produced in a different lab and that test came back negative. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder problem, which goes some way to at least explain why there is no cure for it, but I don’t believe that to be the same of Keratosis.
It still doesn’t explain why conditions like eczema and psoriasis get better with certain diets and why Keratosis doesn’t get better through diet or supplements, or why I have it around my chin and mouth area and not on my arms, back or thighs.
There are lots of questions with no answers. I have to admit it can be demoralising at times, but I have come so far, dealt with so much to give up now.