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15Aug

I had eczema when I was a young baby and luckily that fizzled out before I started school but when I started my GCSEs aged 13, the stress of it all made my eczema come back again. It started just with the arms which I could cope with but as I did more exams the eczema got worse, it started spreading across my body until, aged 15, and it was everywhere.

I felt ugly, I hated the way I looked and because of that I didn’t wear short sleeved shirts or shorts like all my friends because I knew that people would be looking at my skin and judging. I would say that the worst moment of my eczema was when I went on a 3 day geography field trip in which I had to share a room with 5 other girls, some my friends, some not. By this stage, my eczema got to the point where I was scratching all night, bleeding onto my bed sheets and having to cream my skin as much as possible, which is hard to do when you’re in a room with almost strangers. People were asking questions which I am used to but they kept on asking all the way through the trip and I caught people looking at me weirdly because they heard me trying not to scratch the night before.

January of 2012, I was told that we were having an end of year 11 prom in June of that year. I desperately wanted to go and celebrate the end of exams with all my friends but I realised that my skin could still be a mess in June as I was still doing exams days before the prom night. There and then I made a promise to myself as a New Year resolution type thing; I was going to sort out my skin so I won’t look horrible for the prom.

I found this cream which works wonders for eczema sufferers called Hydromol and using that, the support of my friends/family and sheer will-power I managed to make my skin scratch-less for the prom night. I looked and felt amazing!! I had sorted out my eczema and given myself that self-confidence that I needed so I decided that I should tell others about my story. I know it isn’t as significant as other circumstances but I felt that it is still the little things that get people down and they need to be told that they can do this.

Eczema is a skin condition, not a life sentence. If I can do this, so can everyone else if they really try, it’s hard, I know but I feel that people are stronger than they give themselves credit for, especially eczema sufferers so if you need support follow me at @FaceOfPaige or comment on my blog posts.

  

One Response to My eczema and Prom

  1. LIOR

    No doubt people with eczema cream is an amazing solution that helps people with eczema to treat their skin and also improves their confidence Thanks for the wonderful article.

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