alternative/holistic medicine, eczema, exercise and activity, flare-up, food and nutrition, my journey, NEA, pregnancy, relationships, skin biome, skin care, sugar, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals, women's health, wounds and infections

eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

  Sometimes the hardest part about having eczema, is dealing with other people. It's not because people are unkind to me about the condition, but rather because it is so hard to help people understand what it is like to have a disease that presents quite severely (for me). Today's post is all about trying… Continue reading eczema and i: my deviation from the beaten path

eczema, my journey, NEA, relationships

romance and relationships with eczema

One aspect that sucks about eczema is how detrimental it can be for finding love. A large part of our society, for better or worse, may notice visual aspects of a person such as our skin first, and having rashes and redness that many people perceive to be contagious doesn't help much when you're on… Continue reading romance and relationships with eczema

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my eczema travel wishlist

As the movement of creating more open dialogue around living with eczema grows, more and more events and opportunities are flourishing to help spread the word too. My top 5 choices of places/events/conferences/camps/programs I would want to attend include: Eczema Expo: Created by the National Eczema Association, this event brings together patients, caregivers, medical professionals,… Continue reading my eczema travel wishlist

eczema, flare-up, NEA, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, topicals

topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal

As the science of skin (dermatology) progressed, more information was understood about what this large organ is made of, how it works, and how to keep it healthy. I won’t go into the skin anatomy today but one thing that was more or less universally accepted was: dry skin = bad skin. So in practice… Continue reading topical steroids, other topicals, and topical steroid withdrawal