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

exercise and activity, my journey, storytime

yoga for eczema

This is a post I initially wrote after talking about the different alternative medicines and their content. I never ended up posting it because I had the baby and promptly forgot I wrote it. But without further ado, here is a post that focuses a bit more on the physical aspects of one of those holistic… Continue reading yoga for eczema

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

eczema, exercise and activity, pondering

my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

A few years ago when I was living in Maryland, I was volunteering with the Montgomery County Bone Builders program. It was a group that offered community classes to adults aged 55+ to help build bone density and reduce osteopenia risk via group weight lifting. Needless to say, I enjoyed it immensely. Well, the other… Continue reading my random thoughts: exercise is medicine for bones, but also for skin?

eczema, NEA, skin care, topical steroid withdrawal, travel/traveling

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

books, eczema, media/arts, topical steroid withdrawal, topical steroids, travel/traveling

eczema representation in media/arts

Though eczema isn't the most glamorous of conditions, there is a growing body of representation of people with eczema in various mediums. As I come across more, I'll update this post with the caption NEW.   TV SHOWS One of the most notable now is Peter Moffat's HBO series, The Night Of, which features the character… Continue reading eczema representation in media/arts

eczema, lymphoma

eczema versus lymphoma

One of the most frustrating aspects of having chronic atopic dermatitis is that many of the symptoms overlap with Hodgkin's lymphoma, but since the latter is rare, it is seemingly unlikely that a person will have it while also being difficult to have enough concrete signs and symptoms that a doctor will feel it warrants… Continue reading eczema versus lymphoma

eczema, flare-up, topical steroids

how to find dr. right (dermatology edition)

As one of many people who sees a dermatologist for some kind of reoccurring eczema or atopic dermatitis (AD) and as someone who has cycled through the what feels like all options for treatment (often never finding that perfect product, the lifestyle management, or that patient-doctor connection), and as someone always searching to get to… Continue reading how to find dr. right (dermatology edition)

eczema, media/arts, my journey, storytime

so here’s the skin-y

Who am I: I’m a woman with eczema. I love reading, gardening (mostly indoors lately, as I live up north), writing, playing music (though I am a bit out of practice for both viola and piano), daydreaming, sunshine and warm weather, exploring areas by foot, watching horror movies with my husband and constantly talking through… Continue reading so here’s the skin-y