Let’s face it, Eczema can be embarrassing. Whilst there is nothing to be embarrassed about because it is a common skin condition, it can be difficult to step out of the house sometimes. If you are new to the world of Eczema and are concerned about the reaction of others, continue reading for a few hints you may find helpful for living with Eczema. When suffering from Eczema you are often faced with having a constant, unsightly rash. Part of dealing with Eczema is also dealing with the embarrassment.
Tip 1 – Know you are not alone
Sometimes it may seem like you are the only person in the world with Eczema, please know that you are not. In fact, people you know may be going through the same suffering as you are right now. Eczema can occur on all areas of the body, but mostly it can be covered easily with clothing. Never assume you are alone when dealing with Eczema as you are not. You may be able to find local specialists and online support groups where you can meet others.
Tip 2 – Don’t hide
As mentioned, some individuals have Eczema outbreaks on parts of their body they can hide. On the other hand you may have bright red patches on your elbows or even face. This doesn’t mean you have to hide inside or wear full clothing in summer to hide it from the world. Hiding your Eczema will only make your life harder. Entering into seclusion could even lead to other illnesses like depression. Live your life – even with Eczema.
Tip 3 – Talk about your condition
If you are suffering from severe Eczema, unfortunately your rashes are probably easily noticed. You may even have scars from previous outbreaks. If they are where people can notice them, they may whisper, stare or ask you what happened. Don’t shy away with embarrassment use this as an opportunity to explain what Eczema is and how you are dealing with. Even though you don’t owe anyone an explanation you can just say “I have Eczema. It is a common and non-contagious skin condition.”
Tip 4 – Focus on seeking relief
Sometimes that uncontrollable itch can lead to a nasty open wound that leaves you susceptible to infections. Don’t be concerned with what others may think – instead focus on seeking treatment and relief. If you have not already, look at home remedies. These can include simple things like keeping the skin moisturized and incorporating skin-healthy foods into your diet.