It is almost un-believeable, but then again not un-believable.
There are a certain finite number of things which our bodies need that they do not receive
and quite a few things our bodies do not need, that they do receive.
From our professor Abraham, we know that 30% of the body's Iodine is stored in the skin. When people do not receive hardly any, it is no surprise that their skin contains essentially no Iodine at all, which allows many bad things to happen, including these infections, sunburns, and even cancers.
When we begin to take Iodine at some point, it first goes to where it is needed most, typically thyroid, then kidney, lung, eyes (ciliary body) and some will eventually get to the skin if one continues in building up.
But the problem for most people is not in the iodine, but rather their bodies are so full of brominated and fluoridated forms of thyroxines that upon iodine supplementation, the loosening of these broms and fluors causes strong Herximer reactions and for this reason many mis-interpret these symptoms as being allergic to iodine.
In your case, you pressed on until the point was reached where your skin finally became sufficiently sufficient in iodine, to function normally. It is indeed good that you did not give up. I know another young lady in a similar situation who did give up and remains in your former condition to this day. To her detriment, she simply refuses to believe that anyone other than a doctor can know anything.
Which is why I said in another message, that the Spirit is with you.
When you get to Texas, send a message if you're inclined for some TexMex food and icy cold beers; maybe we could even bring some other local CZ folk along with.