Last two weeks has been a bit marred with an unusual flare up of allergic skin reactions on my face which debilitated me to some extent, eventually prompting me to visit a dermatologist today.

Ever since childhood, I was known to a hyperactive airway. Nasal bleeding was common in the summer. Dry scaly skin enjoys the humid climate in India, but the dryness in Kuwait just bites.

It all began with acute insidious onset of eyelid swelling on both sides, followed by redness of ears, and scaling and dryness of cartilage of ears and the tip of cartilaginous nose. Waking up with swollen eyelids that do not respond to my routine anti-histamines meant I needed a visit to the dermat.

Topical steroids it is with a newer antihistaminic to tackle this menace. While I am still struggling to figure what might have triggered it, it looks like the onset of summer and the heat wave likely is the culprit.

After two months of using Toyota Yaris as a rental car, I am switching to the 2019 GMC Terrain SLE tomorrow for a month. The 1.5L turbocharged engine is what I will be riding for a month. I plan to finalize to pick a ride utilizing the Eid offer which is being worked up by GMC leasing. Looking forward to some American muscle in this holy month.

Ramadan Timings

I have been informed about my work timings for the holy month of Ramadan. Expected duration is from May 5 to June 4. I will be operating on a 6 hour shift from 1930 to 0130 six days a week.

Weather is slowly peaking towards summer with the 30s well in sight in Kuwait now. Some showers are expected towards the forthcoming weekend. We are though nevertheless comfy within the central air conditioning of our apartment.

My last stint in Kuwait started in the holy month and it brings back fond memories of our stay in the Swiss Bel Hotel Plaza during my locum in Sabah Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait.

I think irrespective of religion, it is ideal to have a month off in our calendar year to set things straight and align ourselves. Discipline is a must to have things going in the right direction. I have been so lazy in 2019. A quarter of the year is almost over and am yet to move my butt to do any exercise. Carrying a 5 kg baby for intervals at home does not qualify as workout in any stretch of imagination. If any, it only ends up pulling a muscle or straining an intervertebral disc.

Need to get off my slumber and get moving.

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