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Have you ever been told it's "just eczema"?

  1. Too many times at this point! It gets so frustrating that others can't understand everything we deal with and how much deeper it runs than "just skin". That's why I'm so grateful to have communities like this one where I feel seen and understood! No one else gets it quite like those going through it.

    1. You summed it up very well. Eczema (and TSW) can impact way more than just the skin. It impacts mental health, social life, sleep, work/school... everything. I'm glad you've found communities that "get it". I hope one day more people outside of the eczema community will understand. Nobody should be told it's "just eczema". -Sarah ( Team Member)

    2. yes I can completely relate to you. When I found this community I was happy I was finally able to connect with others who go through the same things as me. ~Daisy Lara, AD Moderator

  2. Yes, oddly enough it was even one of my dermatologists who said that. I was soooo tempted to smack him! But he was the only dermatologist in town and it was over 50 miles to the next town with any doctors, so I didn’t. As soon as another dermatologist became available, I switched and told everybody I knew what a good doctor the new guy was. Amazingly, the new doctor’s practice boomed and the old one’s fell off. Not only that, my “mere” eczema began to improve quite a bit.

    1. Wow!!! just shows you how much words matter doesn't it? I remember my dermatologist said, "I wish I could wave a magic wand for you" He meant well but it's not the sort of thing you want to hear from a specialist. Pete( - Site Moderator)

  3. I use eczema foderma serum as I suffer from eczema and I've found that it helps a great deal with my skin. It's very soothing and not as harsh as the prescription steroid creams.

    1. Thanks for sharing about foderma serum. I'm glad to hear it's been helping a great deal and that it's not as harsh!! You should snap a photo of it to share in this forum - We're trying to gather recommendations from the community. -Sarah ( Team Member)

  4. this bothers me so much all the time. I hate when people say its just eczema.
    when it bothers me all day and affects everyday life more than you can think!!

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