For the last four years, I had this itch that simply just won't go away. Despite numerous medical consultations including both Western, Chinese and even homeopathy, none can actually cure me.
Western doctor's prescription is only with antihistamine. For Chinese, I had gone through so many prescriptions that I can literally boil the herbs with my eyes closed.
I seriously don't know what is wrong. I know it is not allergy to anything for I had already observed and even for dust allergy, the form of itch is totally different. As I used to have hives since I was a child, I was so “expert” that I know how to differentiate it. Strangely my hive problem went away when I stopped work. So thus I know it is very much related to stress.
This problem of mine thus has nothing to do with allergy. When it goes away, there is no trace on the skin at all. The itch somehow travels. It can hit me in my limbs, itch for a good 20 mins and then it will stop and after sometime, another patch will appear in other parts of my body.
Sometime I just learnt to ignore it but there are days it simply won't go away. Especially when it attacks me on my back, gosh ….. I can moan in agony. Only then where my self control lost the battle, antihistamines is the only remedy to relieve it and that will curb it for 2 - 3 days.
I hate to take this for it will make me drowsy for two days.
I have an aunt, who also experience this health issue and she too lives on antihistamine. Another aunt of mine, who has friend, she too has this and also on this tiny pill.
To be honest, do I really have to live on this for the rest of my life?
Does anyone know of a remedy to this? Or know of someone who is cured? Buzz me if you do, for I am game to try anything!
To distract myself, I baked an interesting cheese cake. The method is totally different from the usual cakes that I baked. It was so simple and easy that I actually had to read it several time so that I won't fail.
Not only it is easy but it also yields an awesome cake! I just love it as the texture is soft, moist and has this lovely crunch. Shiok.
Simply lovely to have a piece of Crunchy Cheese Cake for my tea. Join me.
Am submitting this entry to Aspiring Bakers #6: Say Cheese! (April 2011).
Source: Baking Made Easy (Agnes Chang)
What you need:
100g icing sugar
5 egg whites
135g castor sugar
5 egg yolks
200g self raising flour
35g corn flour
100g grated cheddar cheese
60g grated cheddar cheese
Cream butter and icing sugar till light.
Whisk egg white and castor till stiff peak. Add in egg yolks and beat well.
Mix in butter mixture and fold in flour and cheese.
Pour into a 8" round pan (greased and lined) and bake for 30 mins at 180 degrees.