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Eczema Awareness Month - Comments That Deserve an Eye Roll

October is Eczema Awareness Month. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic, itchy, skin condition that can be painful to live with - both physically and emotionally.

Anyone with eczema knows that the visible rashes can have a major impact on confidence and self esteem.

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Comments that deserve an eye roll

Sometimes people say things that aren't so nice. They look at our eczema flares and say hurtful things.

"Just put some lotion on it"
"If you stop scratching, it will go away"
"Eczema is just dry skin"

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Has anyone said a hurtful comment about your eczema?

If only they knew how much their words sting. And how irritating and angering they can be, too.

We're here to say - you are not alone. This month, join us by raising your voice about comments that deserve an eye roll.
A woman with eczema on her scalp while rolling her eyes.

Get talking about hurtful comments

Tell us: What's the most hurtful thing someone has said about your eczema?Answer here.

Share about it on social media with the hashtag #eczemaeyeroll.


Share your eczema story

Tell us about a time that someone said something hurtful about your eczema. What did they say? How did you respond? What do you wish other people knew about eczema?

Stories can help others living with eczema feel less alone.Share my story.

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