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Eczema Stigma!

Vent about a time that you felt embarrassed, ashamed, or frustrated by other’s opinions and commentary on your skin!

  1. Stigma, I've been on a life long journey to try cure or deal with mine! My skin is crazy but I've noticed a pattern to do with the fat of my body and the glands of the fat amd have came a long way, with a story I would like to share.
    My parents have no idea how to deal or treat (not there fault) .
    From the pain to how to cure as close as possible
    Heat is king sauna or really hot showers are needed. Oils put back into the skin and strength to survive the curse. (I've broke bones I've blow one of my fingers of but noting can get you ready for your skin boiling bubbling up and weeping.

    1. Hello dear , thank you for sharing your journey with us. Many may benefit from your words of experiences over the long path you travel. We have a section here on our website for just that: https://atopicdermatitis.net/stories. Please feel free to share further... Others have reacted to the oils that help; here are their articles: https://atopicdermatitis.net/living/oils. And: https://atopicdermatitis.net/living/5-essential-oils. Please let us know your thoughts... Sending healing hugs to you, Liz - AtopicDermatitis.net - Site Moderator

  2. I could not go to the pool at my gym because people thought it was contagious. I had seen people coughing and hacking with severe cold or allergy. They were allowed. It's stupid because the chlorine is good for exzema and it's not catching. Pool was recommended by my Dr. Even though i didn't go they still withdrew my payments and there was a hassle to discontinue membership. It was embarrassing, I found I could wear socks with my water shoes so no one saw the eczema which is on feet and ankles

    1. Hello dear , I am heartbroken to read about your experiences at your gym's pool. It must have felt so awful to be treated in such an unprofessional and hurtful manner. Your resiliency and self-advocacy make me smile for you! Bravo for standing up and finding a way to be able to enjoy what also helps your skin! Please remember we are always here for you so do stay in touch... Sending healing hugs your way, Liz - AtopicDermatitis.net - Site Moderator

  3. Thanks for all the advice hopefully one of these solutions can help with me husbands hands ❤️

    1. Hello dear , we hope too! You are never alone here with us, so please keep in touch as you try different possibilities. Many here suffer from hand eczema and have written about their journey: https://atopicdermatitis.net/living/managing-hand-eczema. Remember, taking care of the caretaker is important as well! Sending healing hugs to you and your husband, Liz - AtopicDermatitis.net - Site Moderator

  4. . I decided to wear capris and get a pedicure. My atopic dermatitis is around and above both ankles. I asked the manicurist to set me in the last chair. They sat a lady next to me who yelled she needed to move because I had a contagious disease.

    1. Hello dear , my heart goes out to you. I can only imagine how that statement hit you at your core. The world can be so full of people who do not think before they speak and yell! I learned a long time ago that those incidents speak volumes about the yeller even though they hurt the receiver of those words. It may not bring satisfaction at the moment, but it helps to comfort later on. Please know you are never alone here with us, so do stay in touch... Sending healing hugs to you, Liz - AtopicDermatitis.net

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