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Eczpress Yourself - National Eczema Week 2017

Eczpress yourself : to mark National Eczema Week we’re asking you to record your own eczema story and to send it to us so we can share it with those who need to hear it most.

National Eczema Week (16-24 September) will focus on the power of sharing our eczema stories in the ongoing battle with this incurable and isolating condition. Eczema treatments and triggers can prevent you from experiencing life in the same, spontaneous way as others and leave you feeling exposed and vulnerable.

“I thought it was just me” is something we hear every day when a patient or carer gets to hear someone else’s eczema story for the first time. Sheer relief of knowing that they are not alone is palpable and the comfort derived is enormous. The more stories we can collect and share, the stronger our eczema community will be individually and collectively.

Freddie and his family share their story of living with his severe eczema - two very insightful videos, one about impact on himself, the family and society's perception and the other about all how his eczema is managed and treated.  Freddie was refused access to University clubs 4 times because his eyelid eczema led to people thinking he had taken drugs!  View his videos HERE.

To be a part of this unique project simply record (audio or video) your eczema story and upload it to our Youtube Eczpress Yourself playlist.

Things you might include are: When the eczema first developed, what your symptoms were and how it was diagnosed. How the eczema has changed over time and what treatments you’ve tried. What your triggers are and how you identified them. How you’ve coped with the challenges the condition presents either as a patient with eczema or the parent of a child with eczema. The impact of the condition in terms of school, work, activities, holidays, friends, family, relationships, interests, disturbed sleep etc and lots of anecdotes!

Recordings should be no longer than10 minutes and may be featured on the National Eczema Society’s website, YouTube channel, Instagram and other social media.

Find out about Events taking place in National Eczema Week 2017 HERE

Eczpress Yourself - National Eczema Week 2017...

Freddie was refused access to University clubs 4 times because his eyelid eczema led to people thinking he had taken drugs!