Yes I go outside looking like this…Is it embarassing? Yes…people don’t stare in disgust though, they maybe look more concerned than grossed out. But yes if you can be able to stay home by all means do it, however get yourself outside every once in a while! Gotta get some fresh air. It’s worth it in the end though. Can’t wait to have beautiful lips again. I just tell myself “I’m not here to impress anyone, I’m here for me, and to help myself. There is no reason to keep harming my lips to get someone else’s approval.” You get used to it anyways. And no I don’t wear a mask….lol I had considered it though, but it was more embarassing!
An earlier meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials examining specifically the role of vitamin A supplementation in 2,069 children with measles found no overall reduction on the risk of mortality (72) . Yet, the pooled analysis of four studies that reported the age distribution of participants found an 83% lower risk of mortality with two doses of 200,000 IU of vitamin A in children younger than two years. In addition, the pooled analysis of three studies indicated a 67% reduction in the risk of pneumonia -led mortality (72) . Similar to WHO and UNICEF guidelines, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends vitamin A supplementation for children over six months of age when they are infected with measles while malnourished, immunodeficient, or are at risk of measles complications or vitamin A deficiency disorders (73) . Although measles infection has been associated with vitamin A deficiency and blindness, there is currently no evidence to suggest that vitamin A supplementation reduces the risk of blindness in children infected with measles (74) .