The Real Cost of Eczema

EAM19_infographic_1-1

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

[Source]

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”