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Baby Eczema

Growing Up With Eczema

Baby Eczema

I never lived a normal life as a child. I’d be scratching all over from head to toe and often found bloody spots in my blanket each night. I had a pretty severe case of eczema where I would scratch to the point my skin would bleed. Everyone would ask me “What’s wrong with my face?” because it was often red and scaly. I felt a bit alienated and ugly thinking I was the only one in the world who had it. This condition has prevented me in participating in sports, things that I love to do or do normal things in life. I would wear long sleeves & pants just to cover up all my scars, cuts or whatever regardless if i am boiling hot. The worst thing is that it isn’t a nightmare, it is real and I always dreamed one day it would go away but it hardly seem to happen and I was almost losing faith.

Early Twenties
As I grew up from my teenage years to my early twenties , it slowly went away, often come & go.  Eczema peaked when I hit depression at the age of 24. I was desperate and tried many products. Some even worsen my skin and I ended up feeling pain from extreme scratching to the point where it made my skin feel raw. Sometimes I feel pretty when Eczema goes away for few days and other times I feel like a real monster when it comes back in a vengeance.  I’ve been told that I am pretty when I look my best but it took me many years to even look in the mirror and believing it.

Fighting Back
At that point I was thinking this suffering is no way to live. I’ve been reading articles and constantly researching on ways to heal while I was living under a rock. I can honestly tell you there is a way to maintain this condition because I’m starting to live a normal life now without people suspecting that I even have this skin disorder. At the same time I felt like I’m catching up on normal things in life that I should have many years ago. People may expect you have “done this or that” or have gone through phases based on my age but truth is I am still learning, experiencing new things and starting to appreciate little things in life.

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I grew up with a mild to severe case of Eczema. I'm all about skin care tips, good eating, skin cream reviews, and healthy & positive living!

  • Thank you for stepping out on behalf of all of us that suffer from this nasty condition!
    Please encourage companies to put the laymans rather than chemical names for ingredients on their products so folks can easily scan the label and note if there is an ingredient they need to steer clear of.
    Gretchen

    • battleeczema

      Hi Gretchen thanks for the comment! Yes I have been taken steps to moving to more organic, and using very little to no chemicals in creams. It is indeed hard to understand what actual ingredient is used in products. This needs to be changed. I have confident with the website and the community voices, is a step in the right direction!

  • battleeczema

    Hi Gretchen thanks for the comment! Yes I have been taken steps to moving to more organic, and using very little to no chemicals in creams. It is indeed hard to understand what actual ingredient is used in products. This needs to be changed. I have confident with the website and the community voices, is a step in the right direction!

  • Birgitte Heimen

    Thank you for the helpful information. I’m glad I found your blog and will be checking out the products you recommend!

    • battleeczema

      Cheers Brigitte! Thanks for the kind words and checking out the site! 🙂

  • T. Fagan

    I was overjoyed after I was able to find this blog on an extremely desperate day (I was ready to rip my face off). I already use my own version of the turmeric/honey/yogurt mask, but I can’t wait to try out everything else!! Thank you so much being our the eczema guniea pig & putting all this fabulous stuff in one place!

    • Battle Eczema

      Hi T.

      Glad you have found my blog. That is fantastic you made your own version. Yeah it is great I can share my experiences and journey with everyone. Hearing others experiences and exchanging of knowledge has really inspired me as well!

      Thanks for dropping a line! Very appreciated.