Jennifer Etienne was worried her severe atopic dermatitis would prevent her from landing roles. Did her rough skin stop her from shining on screen?
Because of his skin condition, Brandon Hipps avoided school, a social life, and even the sun. How did he break free of the isolation and take care of his eczema?
Routine is important to Jayden Pavey, because she knows exactly what helps her eczema, like drinking lots of water, and exactly what hurts it, like wearing wool.
Jeremy Paredes recalls the support he received after his severe eczema landed him in the ICU.
“Washing dishes is something that is super hard for me, because I literally react to the dish liquid. … I can't wash the dishes unless I have gloves.”
“Stress is a huge trigger for me, so making sure that I'm not overworking myself has helped a lot.”
“Something as natural as sweating would always have me irritated. So I would mainly go out at nighttime.”
“I started calling myself an eczema warrior. I am a warrior, in a sense, because I’ve courageously conquered my eczema (mentally more than physically).”
Ashley Ann Lora
For Helen Piña, it was easier for the allergist to tell her what wouldn’t aggravate her skin. Armed with a long list of allergens to avoid, she took back control.
The constant itching had both Lydia Knox and her son Eli in tears. She had to get to the bottom of her baby’s painful skin condition.
As a child, Donna Russelle wore mitts on her hands to keep from scratching patches of atopic dermatitis. Fast forward to when she joined a clinical trial, desperate to find a drug that would clear up her skin. Did a biologic help?
Ashley Ann Lora has dealt with eczema her entire life. Here, she shares her healing journey towards acceptance and the treatments that made a difference.
Cassie Larkin's son was diagnosed with eczema mere weeks after his birth. Here, she shares the journey to getting him the care he needed.
Karen Chen shares the story of her childhood struggles with eczema to her life now as a thriving medical engineering student.