Saturday, April 27, 2013
I dyed my leg yellow!
Does anyone know if tumeric will come off?
Yeah that is my big water logged, swollen up leg, my other is only half it's size, the one prone to infection. Sigh. Not sure if the picture shows as much as the yellow as I'd like.
I got desperate from a pending leg infection, and wanted to fight it off. Doctors are worried because I am becoming allergic to too many antibiotics and well, I just had a leg infection in December.
So I made a boiled tumeric poultice, cooled it and put it on my leg and I only left it on 10 minutes. It seemed to lessen the severity and pain of the infection but I went on antibiotics anyway, because the leg infection didn't let up. Doctors allow me to have emergency antibiotic prescriptions because otherwise I'd be in the ER endless times.
But now I have a YELLOW LEG!
I read a lot on alternative remedies and use a lot that works but this one got me in trouble! I didn't expect it to stain so long, and now I wonder if my leg will be permanently YELLOW. :(
I wear long dresses so I can hide it but it freaks me out looking at it, and need to gauge the pinkness of the skin or not to see how the leg infection is doing. Well the yellow did come off my hands. I cook with tumeric, so knew it could stain but not this bad.
These folks say it will take about a week. I do shower everyday....
These leg infections scare me. I was more active, taking walks--[to lose weight] and because after months of being housebound I could go outside. I'm still going to poetry club today but will have to curtail some other activities. I don't know what I am going to do with this body!