Is there any hope for eczema sufferers?

Eczema is a skin condition that affects many people across the globe. I myself am a long time sufferer and while it’s improved as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found that it’s one of those things that doesn’t necessarily go away even with treatment.

There is no cure for eczema and finding one is difficult due to its varying nature.

I have always been interested in the medical developments of widespread conditions like eczema, particularly because it mostly affects children and also because of it’s potential to flare up later in life.

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The Real Feel of Eczema

WEEK 4 (OCTOBER 21-27): #THEREALFEELSOFECZEMA

How would I describe the way it feels to live in my skin?

Painful. Embarrassing. Frustrating. Tiresome. Annoying. Irritating. Upsetting. Hopeless.

I’m currently in the middle (or at least I hope it’s the middle and soon to be end) of an eczema flare up. Before it began, I was relatively okay. That’s probably an upside and downside of eczema. Sometimes I don’t have time to actually cherish my eczema free moments. Although, in my case there’s no such thing as being eczema free.

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The Real Cost of Eczema

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WEEK 2 (OCTOBER 7-13): #THEREALCOSTOFECZEMA

  • Atopic eczema affects as many as 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults

  • 86% of children and 84% of adults surveyed report interrupted sleep

  • Over a quarter (26%) of carers report 1-2 days absent from school each month

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What has eczema cost me?

In terms of financial costs, eczema can be fairly expensive to manage. It’s hard to find products tailored to sensitive skin within an affordable price bracket. Often creams and moisturisers aimed at individuals with eczema are marked up compared to general products. Right now, my go to moisturiser is Aveeno Skin Relief Lotion and at £7 a pop, it all adds up, particularly because I have to moisturise twice a day. However, not everybody would be able to pay that price for a daily moisturiser.

That’s not even taking into account the fact that some of these lotions and creams become unusable if they cause a negative reaction and/or have no effect at all. If I buy a moisturiser that leaves my skin feeling dry, I can’t continue using it nor can I return it. This leads to a fair amount of waste – of product and money. Continue reading “The Real Cost of Eczema”

I was scrolling through some forums and saw a thread (shown below) about a blogger who claimed to have beaten cancer using ‘natural remedies’ and sold a cook book revealing her ‘secrets’ to vulnerable people suffering or affected by those suffering from cancer. (Link to article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-28/disgraced-wellness-blogger-belle-gibson-fined/8995500?pfm=ms&pfmredir=sm) It really angered me but reminded me of […]

via ‘Eczema Cured’ – Stop Selling Us ‘Miracle’ Products — #Itching2Roll

This is a really good blog post about how hard it is to find a product that actually works during an eczema flare up!

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Eczema Awareness Month 2019

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The National Eczema Society are running a series of weekly themes during October 2019. I will be doing my best to participate and have an article about eczema up this month that looks into the causes, treatment and research into more effective treatment.

Eczema Awareness Month weekly themes

WEEK 1 (OCTOBER 1-6): #THEREALTRUTHOFECZEMA

  • Share eczema facts.
  • Tell us: What is one thing you wish people knew about life with eczema?

WEEK 2 (OCTOBER 7-13): #THEREALCOSTOFECZEMA

WEEK 3 (OCTOBER 14-20): #THEREALHEROESOFECZEMA

WEEK 4 (OCTOBER 21-27): #THEREALFEELSOFECZEMA

WEEK 5 (OCTOBER 28-31): #THEREALLIFEOFECZEMA

The Real Truth of Eczema

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WEEK 1 (OCTOBER 1-6): #THEREALTRUTHOFECZEMA

  • Share eczema facts.
  • Tell us: What is one thing you wish people knew about life with eczema?

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I’ve had eczema since I was a child and throughout my life I’ve dealt with it in varying degrees. The one thing I wish people knew is how much of a nuisance it can be! Continue reading “The Real Truth of Eczema”