Rebecca’s posts


About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca, I have suffered with eczema all my life, all over my body and in varying degrees of severity. Now in my 40s, I think I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that it’s here for good. Some days that’s OK, I can cope with it, and some days it really isn’t. As far as diseases go – it’s not so bad, let’s face it I can still walk and talk if I’m flaky and itchy. But, as eczema is inextricably linked to the way we feel – feeling stressed and low can bring on a flare-up and a flare-up can make you feel stressed and low, the unbroken cycle of bad mood = bad skin and vice versa is something that I know a lot about.

Feel the eczema and do it anyway


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Do you want to hear something really sad? This is what one woman told an All Party Parliamentary Group looking into the effects of skin disease on a person’s physical and psychological well-being – “I feel like I am disgusting. I feel … Continue reading