Living With Eczema

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It’s been 28 years of living with Eczema, my struggle with this skin disease has been brutal. It’s a Saturday night while I am writing this post and I finally have the courage to tell my story.

I have always wanted to tell my story, but of course, I feel ashamed and embarrassed about my struggles. I was inspired to share my story when I read Fatima From Fatima Writes Story.

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A life-long struggle

Ever since I could remember I battled with chronic eczema, it’s a disease that’s confused my life and has given me lots of heartaches.

No one else in my family suffers from eczema, I was the unfortunate one who had to deal with numerous hospital visits, ointment testing and so much heartache.

Kids can be cruel so imagine a young girl with a skin disorder being bullied for not looking like everyone else. When I was 10 a remember being in the hospital for a few weeks, doctors tested so many products and nothing seemed to work. They bathed me in special crystals, the water would burn my skin… It was so bad that I had to sleep with bandages which was given to burnt victims because my skin was raw and open..

This has been a life long battle of mine, A story I didn’t want to share because I am too scared to be judged. In some ways, I still feel like that little girl who has been bullied all her life. Till this day I still feel conscious of my body because of all the scaring. I am lucky that I have mostly outgrown eczema. It’s not nearly as bad as its been since my primary and high school days.

I’ve Outgrown it…

For the rest of my life, I will need to use steroid creams to help control the flare-ups. I hope in some way my story will help others.  It took me so long to find a product that could help me. It’s important to get to a doctor that specialises in this field. I was unfortunate to have come from an underprivileged background which meant I didn’t have access to the right doctors. Who could’ve potentially helped me with it.

Now 28 years old and I am still trying not to think about how my skin looks. Summer’s are usually the worst for me the sweat and heat make me breakout and rash everywhere. Which is why I try to stay indoors as much as possible.

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  1. March 8, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    That’s terrible but I’m glad it’s gotten better for you over time. My youngest daughter gets small eczema patches once in a while but definitely nothing like you had to go through.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  2. March 8, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your struggle with eczema. My heart truly goes out to you, especially having suffered with my own skin condition all over my body for about 6 years of my life. Although I’m now okay, I can remember the effect and tole it takes on you. I really hope things get better for you on that front soon babe.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  3. March 8, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    I think you look incredible! Especially today, don’t bring yourself down! You look absolutely amazing – gorgeous smile, gorgeous eyes! Your skin is just part of you, embrace it and don’t let people define who you are!

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com/burberry-scarf-replicas/

  4. March 8, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    That’s terrible but I’m glad it’s gotten better for you over time. My youngest daughter gets small eczema patches once in a while but definitely nothing like you had to go through.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

  5. March 8, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about your struggle with eczema. My heart truly goes out to you, especially having suffered with my own skin condition all over my body for about 6 years of my life. Although I’m now okay, I can remember the effect and tole it takes on you. I really hope things get better for you on that front soon babe.

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

  6. March 8, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    I think you look incredible! Especially today, don’t bring yourself down! You look absolutely amazing – gorgeous smile, gorgeous eyes! Your skin is just part of you, embrace it and don’t let people define who you are!

    Happy International Women’s Day!

    Mariya | http://www.brunetteondemand.com/burberry-scarf-replicas/

  7. March 8, 2019 / 9:36 pm

    I can remember one Christmas when I was very young. My mother’s friend in a desperate attempt to ‘stop me scratching’ painted mercurochrome on my knees and elbows. Not just itchy but purple! I have also learnt how to live at peace with my skin. Sometimes a tiny bit on my hands which responds promptly to brief use of steroid cream.

    • March 10, 2019 / 8:13 am

      It’s absolutely terrible… I also finally found a steroid cream that does help.. Thank you for sharing Diana

      • March 10, 2019 / 11:32 am

        Have you done allergy tests? Do you know what to (try to) avoid?

      • March 10, 2019 / 11:32 am

        Have you done allergy tests? Do you know what to (try to) avoid?

  8. March 10, 2019 / 11:27 am

    This really sounds awful, glad you were able to find something that helps at least a little

    LackaDaisy

  9. March 10, 2019 / 11:27 am

    This really sounds awful, glad you were able to find something that helps at least a little

    LackaDaisy

  10. March 10, 2019 / 12:44 pm

    I know how you feel and it sucks 🙁

  11. Corinne C
    March 10, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    I’m sorry sorry you had to deal with that, kids can be tough! Never be embarrassed of sharing your story though!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  12. Corinne C
    March 10, 2019 / 9:12 pm

    I’m sorry sorry you had to deal with that, kids can be tough! Never be embarrassed of sharing your story though!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

  13. March 14, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this Candice. I now from previous posts that you have been struggling with the eczema. It sounds like it’s been really hard for you. I’m glad you have finally got some relief through products. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  14. March 14, 2019 / 12:17 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this Candice. I now from previous posts that you have been struggling with the eczema. It sounds like it’s been really hard for you. I’m glad you have finally got some relief through products. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  15. Khanak
    March 15, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I’m glad that people are starting to open up and speak about what they deal with, whether it be physical or mental struggles. It really does let us all know that we aren’t alone. Great post!
    Khanak x
    http://www.khanakm.com

  16. Khanak
    March 15, 2019 / 9:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing this with us! I’m glad that people are starting to open up and speak about what they deal with, whether it be physical or mental struggles. It really does let us all know that we aren’t alone. Great post!
    Khanak x
    http://www.khanakm.com

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