2 posts tagged “Eczema Awareness Month”

Can Eczema Spread?

Posted October 27th, 2016 by

Can Eczema Spread? Eczema is an itchy, red rash

Did you know October is Eczema Awareness Month? Eczema is an itchy, red rash that can appear all over the body and affects more than 30 million Americans, including children. Symptoms can often become less severe as children grow older, but sometimes, eczema can actually start in adulthood. There’s no cure, but in many cases it’s manageable.

Here at PatientsLikeMe, more than 990 members are living with eczema and sharing about their symptoms and treatments:

Can Eczema Spread? 990 members are living with eczema and sharing about their symptoms and treatments.

 

Now that you’ve got the specs, ready to take action? Check out the National Eczema Association’s list of three ways to get involved in the last days of Eczema Awareness Month. And if you’re living with this condition, reach out and connect with others in the forum!

 

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Raise your hand for Eczema Awareness Month

Posted October 23rd, 2015 by

This month on the blog, we’ve already talked about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mental Illness Awareness Week and World Mental Health Day. Today, we’re keeping the awareness going strong by highlighting Eczema Awareness Month.

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) may affect more than 30 million people in the U.S. So what is eczema, exactly? It’s an itchy, red rash affecting babies, children and adults, and can appear all over the body. Symptoms often become less severe as children grow older, but sometimes, eczema can actually start in adulthood. There’s no cure for the condition, but in many cases it’s manageable.

As part of this year’s effort, the National Eczema Association launched the #ExposingEczema movement, which aims to start breaking through stereotypes and creating a new public awareness about how eczema really affects people’s lives. Here’s what you can do to be a part of #ExposingEczema:

  • Raise your hand
  • Post a picture of you raising your hand on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #ExposingEczema
  • Encourage your friends and family to raise their hands
  • Share your eczema story on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #ExposingEczema

Remember, eczema isn’t contagious, but awareness is. There are several other ways that you can get involved during – and after – Eczema Awareness Month, and show your support for everyone touched by eczema.

If you’re living with eczema, remember that you’re not alone. There are more than 900 PatientsLikeMe members living with eczema. Connect with them on the site and share your experiences.

#ExposingEczema, together.

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