The PA told me I would know it was healed when I could use lotion again, and that is exactly where I am at. I feel the need to lotion it up as often as possible. It is also still really hot to the touch, but almost all the itching has gone away. What itch is left is usually soothed by rubbing on the lotion. I am glad. I have a lot to be happy for, because I feel normal again, and I have been able to completely abandon the creme.
My philosophy for life is that it is always a bad day when you're schlepping on some creme!