Prepare your patients with helpful resources during National Eczema Awareness Month.
October is National Eczema Awareness Month, and Dermatology Times is spotlighting a variety of resources each week to share with your patients. According to the National Eczema Association, 1 in 10 people have eczema and face continued stigma regarding their skin.1
Follow along throughout the month as additional resources are included. If you have a specific resource or association that you recommend, email us at DTEditor@mmhgroup.com to tell us more.
For patients local to a Schweiger Dermatology Group office or for those looking for online resources, numerous dermatology experts are available. On their website, Schweiger Dermatology Group published a “How to Soothe Eczema With 7 Home Remedies” piece for patients. To help treat flares and lessen their symptoms, Schweiger Dermatology Group recommends: consistent moisturizing, shorter and cooler showers, reducing stress levels, humidifying your space, wearing loose fitting clothing, avoiding harsh soaps, and vacuuming dust and pet dander more often.
An online article published this year on HealthCentral and reviewed by Holly Singletary, MD, featured 6 real-life #EcemaWarriors who shared their eczema journeys and what worked for their skin. Each of the warriors shared their eczema background, flare fixes, and words of wisdom. Tips for managing flares include sea salt or Epsom salt baths, meditation, cutting back gluten and high-histamine foods, Bodewell Anti-Itch Cream and Super Cream, lukewarm showers followed by Aveeno Baby Daily Wash, and red light therapy.
Grahams Natural was founded by Geoff and Shannon Graham after Geoff himself had experienced horrible eczema as a child and then watched his son develop severe eczema. Geoff and Shannon began mixing various natural ingredients together until they developed their first C+ Eczema and Dermatitis Cream. Then, they learned the cream needed to be paired with a 100% oil formula for best results, and eventually developed their Body and Bath Oil which worked for their son. Now, patients can shop a variety of eczema products, including for the face and eyelids, scalp relief cream, rosacea cream, and more.
The Eczema Company was founded by a mother who was also watching her child struggle with severe eczema and extreme itching. Jennifer Roberge focused her efforts on healing her son’s skin from within by closely monitoring foods that increased his flares and incorporating supplements into his diet. Now, the Eczema Company provides patients with natural skin care options and gentle clothing to help stop extreme itching.