If your not aware already all this week from September 11th – 16th 2017 is Eczema Awareness Week.
I have eczema ever since I was a child, probably back to the third grade of primary school. It started with a small red area on my wrist. The condition was not that bad although it was itchy and bleeding all the time when I scratched it. Because I thought it was really cool, to have something special on my body that no one else has.
Then when I grew up, the red area of eczema started to expand. It appears on my antecubitals and thighs. The size of it was really big and easy to notice in summer. Every time when I wear tops with short sleeves or shorts, friends would ask me ‘what happened to you? Did you get burned or something? Looks scary’.
I kind of refuse to wear shorts since then. I hate people staring at me, hate answering that question over and over again, and hate myself looking ugly.
Luckily, my eczema stopped for a while but now it’s on the jawline of my face and neck. I sometimes use concealer to cover it up but it only makes it worse when I wash my face. It hurts when the make-up remover is applied.
I have seen many doctors and they all prescribe the same things. There is no cure but the product that effectively ease my itchy skin is suggested by one of my friends who has severer eczema than me.
I still have the scarring under my knees and arms and the fresh red area on my jawline and neck.