How the cold affects my body

Skin gets dry. Especially the legs and arms.

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Lower legs super dry

My eye lids got a shock after the long journey and I had eczema for about a week when we arrived in Sweden.

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Swollen and hurting eye lids

Nose bleeds are back – something I use to have during the cold winters.

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Bleeding nose after the train ride

My hands are itchy, dry and get small rashes. The nails break constantly and cuticles crack and bleed.

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Itchy hands

It’s been good to see how these things appear suddenly and clearly is a reaction to the cold and dry weather. Things I simply haven’t had problems with in the tropical climate of Asia. Instead, in the warm, other things have occured – like ear infections due to all the water activities.

In this colder climate, I see how I am more active because it’s possible to move and do without getting exhaused.

I am so grateful to have been able to experience a full winter season in Asia, something I had dreamed of for a very long time.

Take care,
Wivan

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