You may find yourself relying on close friends and family more than ever. You will need a strong support network to help you through. Ideally you will also need a supportive doctor – we understand these can be hard to come by, but it is so important.

We also suggest you stock up on the following items:

  • New sets of bedding & sheets (make sure they are ones you won’t mind getting blood and ooze on)
  • Freestanding fan (can help sooth burning, oozing skin and helps at night)
  • Lots of light, comfortable, pyjama-like clothing (cotton is best)
  • Ice packs (these help reduce itching)
  • Bandages and plasters

Find out how to cope with the symptoms here