i am 15 years old and suffer from severe eczema. i am covered in eczema which is always inflammed so therefore i am in alot of pain, this restricts me from doing things and looks extremely ugly! i am always fully covered which seems weird to all my friends and everyone at school because only my best friend knows and has seen my eczema. i dont have eczema on my face which is the only place so to everyone else i look normal, whenever anyone at school asks whats on my hands i lie and say its some sort of rash i cant get rid of. no one knows how i feel though i cant tell my mum or best friend because i just feel like they wont understand, i dont really know how to explain how i feel right now either i just have to get out my feelings somewhere because i cant take it anymore i cry my self to sleep every other night (writing this now im in tears) and dont get to sleep until early hours of the morning anyway because of the pain from my eczema. my mind is always on it and i cant seem to understand WHY ME it probably seems so pathetic to other people because you dont suffer from this skin condition you can only truly know i how feel if you suffer from a skin condition like this. i am depressed about the way it looks the disgusting inflammed scaly skin! i contemplate suicide everyday and im asking myself this question now, why am i still here? ive never seen the point in my life and my skin adds to this depression. i know that i am blessed with life and i feel guilty upset and just selfish at how people are dying from terminal diseases everyday like cancer but i just dont value my life, i would never wish cancer upon myself because i know how serious the disease is but i would trade my life in a second for someone who was dying and wanted to live. i am never happy and i dont get to live my life like a normal teenager and ive had enough, i really dont know what to do anymore its as if i cant go on nothing matters i cant concentrate on anything else and my eczema/ depression affects every aspect of my life theres no way to get away from it and it makes me hate myself so much i could never tell anyone, and so basically im asking please, what can i do? how do i make myself feel better? because i feel as though a 15 year old girl should not be feeling like this or going through this im trapped in this disgusting body.
I'm really sorry about what your feeling right now, i'm 16 and when I was younger I had the craziest eczema! It was all over my thighs, hands, elbows, face! Everywhere! I'd be so embarrassed to go to school i'd wear jumpers in summer, and everyone would be like "OMG EW WHATS THAT!" etc,
How I got rid of it ( Most of it ) : Moisturise! Moisturising your skin will get rid of the scaly flakiness! It may sting as mine burned so much when I put it on. Go to a doctor and ask for some eczema creams, they reduce itchiness, and should be able to with continuous use help you. :-)
My eczema after continuous moisturising and getting creams from the pharmacys and prescribed ones from the doctors helped. I have really dry skin normally, and tan skin so i'm left with some patches of white. But it doesn't itch and hurt like eczema.
Your eczema could be caused by food allergys and food can cause it to react and become more inflammed. Try changing the things you eat, maybe you can try drinking soy milk because milk was causing my eczema to be much worse. Things like, chocolate and junky foods, chips especially! Make it so much worse! Dorito's are also really bad, but just try experimenting taking out certain foods in your diet.
As for caring about what people think of you, you're beautiful inside and out no matter what conditions you have! You need to realise people out there have no legs or arms and people still think they're beautiful and courageous. As much as you may feel people stare at you all the time, trust me they're really not! It can make you really self concious, trust me I know i'd cry all the time about my eczema! But just think it'll go away eventually, and you're beautiful with, or without eczema.
So just talk to your mum, tell her how it makes you feel, maybe she'll take you to the doctor or go to a pharmacy to buy you some cream. If you can't do that, just put moisturiser on it, preferably without fragrance if you have sensitive skin! Do that about twice a day, or up to four times a day.
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Hi, I'm a 13 year old boy & I'm just recovering from having really severe eczema, I had it everywhere! Nearly every single part of me was covered, I was so bad I was put in hospital for a few weeks! It is really hard & can make you feel really paranoid about people saying things & staring at you but they aren't, the best thing to do is go see a doctor about it & get some help, you can't just leave it or it will get worse!
thankyou so much!! this really helped and and im happy to find out im not the only one who feels this bad and thankyou for the advice im going to try taking milk out of my diet and most dairy products like cheese and only have chocolate every once in a while, youve made me feel alot better!
thankyou and ive been seeing a doctor for the past two years and im using alot of different creams some quite strong that i can only use every now and again but i get flare ups every other week thats extremely bad and lasts quite a while
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