Goodbye vibrator!

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I've had a skin rash/itch (eczema) on my fingers for a while. I noticed that on my vacation to Malaysia last month, the rash was gone. I thought the rash must be because of a particular detergent or product that I have been using. So upon my return to Singapore, I tried to identify which product was causing the problem by only using the products that I had brought with me on my trip. Unfortunately, the rash appeared again :( I didn't know what else to do but apply moisturizer on it and apply some eczema treatment cream.

Yesterday, I was looking at sports watches because the metallic buckle of my watch strap causes a rash if I wear it for too long. My skin is allergic to nickel so I'll need to find a watch that is completely nickel-free or plastic contact points with the skin. I didn't manage to find anything that I like yet.

My search for a nickel-free watch resulted in a sudden realization this morning: my vibrator is the cause of my rash!


It's ironic that I'm experiencing this after I wrote about the benefits of masturbating and why I'd rather use my vibrator.

Thankfully, the rash was only on my fingers and not elsewhere! So goodbye vibrator!

(I'll intend to get a plastic one. But don't worry about me, I've got something else to use in the meantime.)

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27 comments:

imthekingg said...

just clean ur vibrator well bah... think is dirty bah... tht's y u got rashes...

Yu-Kym said...

imthekingg, it's an allergy to nickel not allergy to dirt. I suppose you know people who, or perhaps you yourself ,don't wash your toys? :P

Anthony said...

I understand because I am allergic to steel..so I cant wear watches, specs and belts made of steel or or steel coating...but I still wear them because I like it and I will use medicine to cure my rashes when I get it..

joe said...

are u going to dispose of that? it is a waste. care to donate it to me?

imthekingg said...

okok.... den too bad... cannot use it anymore.... u can try manual if u want...:P

Yu-Kym said...

Anthony, I think the medication will make your skin become thinner.

joe, at least offer a token sum of appreciation lol. I need to wrap it up, buy a box, go to post office, pay for postage.

imthekingg, don't worry about me. I have back-up plans :P

walaueh said...

hi Kym, i got an idea. How about an auction for the vibrator? So you can earn money, money for box and postage all in. You might gain some money. about your skin allergy you may try find out a product call cellfood. Its small bottle fill with liquid inside. Very useful. If i can find the website i let you know again. Can you tell how you use your vibrator to reach multiple orgasm? Whats your back up plan?

Yu-Kym said...

When I asked for token sum, nobody wants it anymore. What's new? Nobody gives anything for nothing but everybody wants something for nothing.

walaueh said...

hi Kym, so how much the token sum you request?

Joe said...

Hi, sorry to reply u late. I would love to offer you something for it. I just came back from my in camp training. Cheers! Let me think abt it and get back to you.

Anonymous said...

steel is a very innert substance, very very rare to be allergic to steel,

Yu-Kym said...

I'm not allergic to stainless steel back of the watch but only to the buckle which isn't stainless steel.
The vibrator wasn't stainless steel either judging for my allergy.

Yu-Kym said...

I still have that rash after throwing my vibrator away! I think the rash is from holding my handphone.

Anonymous said...

Yu-Kym, you're shockingly duh!]

Mark what i say about your hyper sensitivity or hyper allergy to insects. There is a connection to your current rash.

Go to the national skin centre and have yourself tested out lah. Instead of guessing this and that! gosh! Some intelligent women can also be duh! That's why men have no choice to superior to women ultimately. But sadly few are!

curious cat

Yu-Kym said...

It's eczema - not insects. By the way, the doctors at the polyclinic took a year and were still unable to diagnose me with eczema. I kept asking them why the (anti-fungal) cream they gave me wasn't working and they said I just have to keep using it. I went to a private clinic and the rash was fixed in a day.

Anonymous said...

So if the private clinic is that accurate in their prognosis, you are fortunate to have found a competent doctor. Why then so much of your time taken and discomfort suffered with you aimlessly guessing what is the real cause of your recent allergies? From vibrators to handphones to what else is there? And God knows how many insects have been blamed by me too for trying to help u reach a correct solution!! lol

Go lah to the pte doc and dont ever let something swell to that extent!

curious cat

Yu-Kym said...

I have not blamed insects for eczema. The bite that I got a few days ago has nothing to do with eczema. I have an understanding of the condition. I suppose you do not understand what eczema is. Here's a link to some information: http://www.skincarephysicians.com/eczemanet/whatis.html

Anonymous said...

I did not say and neither did u that insects caused eczema. If said, that is a totally stupid remark without knowing what eczema is.

I also said i was the one that blamed (perhaps overly) the poor insects for your rash. I deduce that if not insects, you could have an underlying allergic condition that needs to be tested out by NSC or the competent doctor in the pte clinic.

What I did say was that u went from vibrators to handhpones, etc and let the calf swell to such an extent when u already have a competent doctor at hand to resolve the condition.

curious cat

CharlieTT said...

Hi Yu Kym

I have eczema for almost like 5 years. During the first 4 years it was like come and go. It got worse in the 5th year. The problem was continuing. I consulted number of doctors, including a skin specialist from Raffles Hospital. All the doctors confirmed that it was eczema. At times, doctor would give me steriod name Prednisolone. Nost of them said that I have to observe and find out the food that triggers the itch and that I have to wash and clean my bed sheet/blanket more often, which I did, but still the itch did not go away.

It was until about a year ago when I went for my dental checkup. While waitingto see the dentist, I decided to consult the GP there. The doctor gave me a moisturizer cream that worked miracle. The itch has stopped. Since then I have been using the cream once a day after shower, and so far so good.

Let me know if you want to try out the cream. It really works.

CharlieTT

Yu-Kym said...

curious cat, guessing the cause of eczema is usually trial and error, and by process of elimination. Just like doctors cannot always tell exactly which insect caused a certain type of bite, they cannot tell which item in my house is causing the reaction. We come into contact with many items every day. Sometimes it may be the item that we least suspect that causes the reaction.

CharlieTT, I have a friend whose condition was solved by using a moisturizer too. What brand are you using? When I go to countries with very "dry" air, my skin gets dry and itchy even when I use moisturizers. I don't experience that in Singapore. Mine is from contact with certain metallic items. When I buy shoes I have to check that there are no metal stubs are in contact with my skin.

Anonymous said...

hahaha ok your point accepted but what tickled me was that u went from vibrators to handphones and who knows what else when u already have a competent doctor at hand to consult but u didnt but instead let he condition grow worse. But u manage to get the sympathies of many as a result of your revelation lol

ok glad ur calf swelling have improved somewhat.

curious cat

Yu-Kym said...

Which condition grew worse? My eczema on my fingers didn't get worse. It just didn't go away as I expected after I threw out my vibrator. During my trip to Melbourne I hardly used my handphone and the rash went away.

CharlieTT said...

Hi Yu-Kym

The cream is only available from that clinic. You cannot get it elsewhere. Understand from the doctor, the cream is exclusively imported from Australia by the clinic. Cost is $25 a bottle, enough for use for about 2 months.

I only have the number for the Dental clinic - 65664656. Address is Blk 164, Bukit Batok St 11. The GP and the dentist are in the same unit. You may call to find out the GP's number and to check the opening hours. Alternately, I can do you a favor - buy for you to save your consultation fee. I paid $40 just for the consultation.

Past 3 months, I have been using another cream which is cheaper and bought from polyclinic, brand let you know tomorrow. Reason is to save cost since it's cheaper - about $6/tube. I use the different cream on alternate days or rather on more days with the cheaper cream. It's effective too with both creams.

Don't be like me struggling for so many years. It was real frustrating, sometimes woke up in the night becoz of the itch.

CharlieTT

Yu-Kym said...

CharlieTT, I don't need to buy it but I would like to know what it is just in case someone asks me or someone comes to my blog trying to find some answers. The area of my skin affected is less than 1 square inch and when I don't touch my handphone, the rash goes away. I used a little bit of Betasone cream before occasionally but I hardly use it now. It's very expensive to buy it from clinics in Singapore. In Thailand, it can be bought over the counter at almost any pharmacy.

OMG! That's the dental clinic I went to where I was charged $15 for 4 squirts!
http://yu-kym.blogspot.com/2010/02/he-gave-me-oral-and-charged-me-15-for-4.html
I've never tried that doctor before.

Anonymous said...

The fact that your condition disappeared in melbourne may indicate that your rash may be stress related. When you're on holiday, the rash vanishes. When you're back home with the pressures of your work, it returns.

Its likely not eczema. Its likely stress and some other underlying allergic condition.

curious cat

Yu-Kym said...

curious cat, I stopped working in Feb - way before my Melbourne. It is eczema. I know what it looks like and feels like and the eczema cream works to get rid of it.

Anonymous said...

ok i suppose u know yourself best. And you're the one suffering. Enough's said here too.

curious cat