Maddie - Eczema
After many requests, I have quickly edited today’s ep for you guys. This week’s guest is @madeleineedwards, who has been a Yours Only user for quite some time to soothe her pesky eczema. She is super honest and raw about her experience with acne, and eczema, and her battle with glandular fever and depression. She has learnt to love her spots, and is a key advocate for self-love.
Eczema affects around 1 in 3 kids and over 1 million Aussies. It causes skin to go red, dry, itchy and scaly, and in severe cases, may weep, bleed and crust over, causing a lot of discomfort. The best part? It can pop up for no reason at all.
It’s not life-threatening, but it can be debilitating for some people - it affects what you wear, how you sleep, your relationships, and of course your self-esteem. Currently, there is no cure for eczema, but there are lots of studies that correlate foods, stress, and allergens as causes for flare-ups.
If you have eczema or know someone with it, here are some helpful links for you:
The Eczema Associate Australasia: https://www.eczema.org.au/eczema-facts/
Psoriasis eczema clinic: https://www.psoriasiseczema.com.au/