Patients Skin diseases
Topic of the discussion
Posted on 15/06/2020 00:00
How are you today?
When you live with a visible skin disease, it can be difficult to cope with how others look at you on a daily basis. Have you come to terms with it? Do you try to hide your condition?
Feel free to share your story here and support other members; it's in creating a true community that together we will be stronger in the face of disease!
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Beginning of the discussion - 19/06/2020How do you deal with how others see you? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/skin-diseases/living-with-skin-diseases/how-do-you-deal-with-how-others-see-you-3463
Posted on 19/06/2020 11:20
@Courtney_J I've had eczema since I was a child. When I was young it was something I definitely struggled with as other children would often make fun of me or avoid me for it. It was very hard for me emotionally as it was something I couldn't help and there wasn't much I could do to stop it. I would try to cover it with long sleeves or bandages but often that would just irritate it. I still have it today but I've come to accept it in a way. I don't try to hide it anymore, it's just a part of me.
Posted on 19/06/2020 12:29
@Courtney_J I've just started having eczema and it's mostly limited to my hands, but sometimes also on my neck. I haven't really wanted to cover it since it's getting warmer and the thought of having anything on it makes me itch. But I haven't lived with this my whole life so I think my perspective isn't the same.