I wanted to write a response to my recent post which was a little angry, about negative, intrusive and continuous comments. If you haven't read it, check out "Just F**k Off!" I was angry and raging about these comments. Why were people talking to me like this? It seemed like everyone had a comment about my skin. Everyone felt they had a right to intrude and tell me what … [Read more...]
My Top 20 TSW survival tips
I'm now nearly six months into my journey with topical steroid withdrawal (TSW) so I thought I'd share the top 20 things that have helped me to get through this difficult time. They've all been gleaned partly from my personal experience but also from friends on social media who are also going through this or those who have succeeded in cutting out topical steroids successfully. … [Read more...]
Mindful scratching – can it help eczema?
Before I begin I strongly believe that berating a person for scratching their eczema is the worst kind of well meaning advice. Trust me, if you have eczema and it's in full force, you cannot stop scratching. And sometimes that is OK. Don't beat yourself up if you can't resist that horrible incessant itch that seems to live deep inside the skin, and only subsides when you've … [Read more...]
30 tips to help you stop scratching eczema
Scratching is a horrible vicious cycle you cannot get out of when eczema gets bad. Here are some things that I've found have helped me to stop scratching, although stopping altogether is not always a realistic aim. If you are itchy, don't beat yourself up that you scratch. It's OK to scratch. Sometimes the itch is so bad you cannot avoid it, but there are some things that … [Read more...]