"I left the dermatology appointment feeling angry and let down"
About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Dermatology (Skin Conditions) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Dermatology (Skin Conditions) AB25 2ZN
Posted by notgoodenough (as ),
Well, I have to say that after reading the other patient's story, I must agree about the lack of compassion the Dermatologist showed me too. I too had waited a long time for my appointment.
The dermatologist was to the point of being rude when i turned up at the appointment with fairly good skin that day. They said i looked fine and didn't need anymore treatment.
I had documented my skin for a month with photographs which showed my swollen face and eyes, neck, face and chest completely covered in red rashes and said that this was fairly typical of someone who has eczema. I can't sleep for the itching and it is incredibally painful and depressing, to which they didn't offer any support or advice.
My appointment before this one they didn't even remember that they were called in to see me after getting skin allergy test to see what had happened to me. I was covered from top to toe in rashes and they was extremely worried. They offered me Light therapy and prescribed Protopic to calm my skin down.
But this appointment they said I didn't need light therapy and didn't think it would do me any good?
I persisted and asked them to to refer me for light therapy. The dermatologist warned me that it would be a long wait to get one of these appointments. I asked when I should return to see them and they said after the light therapy as there was no point in seeing me sooner.
I left the appointment feeling very angry and let down and to be honest feeling very depressed and hopeless about further appointments.