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Beth

About Beth

I've had eczema now for 20 years and have tried nearly every treatment there is. I grew up in Sydney where night after night my mum layered me in creams, spent three and a half years in Vancouver where my eczema virtually disappeared and I am now in Brisbane and have lived here for 10.5 years. Over my 20 years I've tried various treatments and I'm now at a point where it's not controlling my life. I'm here to share my journey and spread my knowledge on all things eczema and I hope to be able to help in any way I can.

Beth

11 Jun

Eczema & Exercise

Growing up I was always quite athletic and enjoyed playing sports. When I was little I did ballet, then we moved to Vancouver where in the summer I would play baseball and in winter I would ice-skate. Then we moved …

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1 Mar

So…

Just realised how long it’s been since I last posted. To be fair, I did spend 2 months of that time in Europe, which, by the way was amazing! And it’s what I’m here to talk about. Before I left …

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26 Oct

Summer is upon us…

So once again, summer is just a few short weeks away (well, for me) and for once, my skin seems to be okay. Usually at this time of year with all the heat and humidity, it usually flares up. Yet …

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20 Oct

Holiday tips please…

So in exactly one month from today, I’ll be heading to Europe for a 2 month trip (Yay!) The only downside is that I’ll be backpacking and won’t have access to a bath at all and will be heavily relying …

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19 Oct

Perks of being an eczema-tic

Believe it or not, there are some perks to having eczema. While there are a gazillion (yes, this is a true measurement of quantity) negatives, the optimist in me has found some positives. We get to have long baths (if …

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17 Oct

The hot vs cool water debate

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had doctors tell me that I should only have warm showers and baths. Well, that’s all good and dandy in theory, but when you have red raw skin and are sweating, the …

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4 Oct

Blog #1 – Twenty Years

For 20 years, eczema’s been a huge part of my life. I haven’t known a life without it and the only other person in my family who’s had it is my uncle and he stopped getting it in his teens. …

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