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

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, exercise and activity, my journey, topical steroid withdrawal

elephant skin: my life currently

My skin is going through what I believe to be another topical steroid withdrawal. My reasoning? I have excessive wrinkling on the extensor surfaces of my skin (I call this stage of skin my "elephant" phase, and I'm not alone; see the study here), and I was on a moderately potent steroid ointment for most… Continue reading elephant skin: my life currently