In your circle of friends and family, it is likely one of you is suffering from eczema. The rash that shows up from eczema is different for each person and the areas of your body that are affected can also change. Rashes can range from mild to severe and generally, people with eczema suffer from dry, sensitive skin. Eczema is notorious for the intense itching it causes. If you live in a dry climate, such as Colorado, your inflammation can be aggravated.
For children with severe eczema, the pain and itching can be debilitating and the outbreaks embarrassing. The National Eczema Association has put together a wonderful brochure made by children who are suffering with the skin disease. You can read “Eczema from a Child’s Perspective by clicking here. The brochure is accompanied by drawings, like the one on the right, that truly show how children feel when they have eczema.
The National Eczema Association will be holding the “Itching 4 A Cure” Walk on October 5th, 2014 in Los Angeles. Participants can walk in person or virtually.
We received the letter below from a mom who’s son is suffering with eczema. Please read on and support this important walk!
My son Christopher has had severe atopic dermatitis since he was 6 months old. So many people think this disease is just an itchy patch of skin that some cream will get better. What they don’t know is eczema is so much more: sleepless nights, feelings of hopelessness, anguish from the discomfort and itch. To witness your family member suffer in their own skin is heartbreaking.
We need to stand up and educate people, and work together to find a cure for eczema.That’s why my family and I formed the ‘Christopher’s Itch Warriors’ walk team for Itching for a Cure in New Jersey last year. It was such a rewarding experience being part of the walk! This year, even though we can’t be in Los Angeles for the walk on October 5, we’re taking action again as a “virtual” walk team.
Join me and Christopher: make our voices heard. Let’s walk together and take those steps toward finding a cure for everyone with eczema.