I have had Atopic Eczema for as long as I can remember. It started as a small patch of dry, itchy skin on my arm. I thought nothing of it, until the patch grew and I found myself scratching it more and more. Soon, the patch had spread to my legs and torso, and I was scratching myself raw. No matter what I tried, the itching and scratching continued.
I tried natural remedies, like aloe vera and coconut oil. I tried over the counter creams and lotions, but nothing seemed to help. I went to the doctor and was prescribed a variety of steroid creams and ointments. I used them as directed, but the itching and scratching persisted.
I felt embarrassed and ashamed. I felt like everyone was staring at my skin and judging me. I started to avoid going out in public, and I stopped socializing with my friends. I felt like an outcast, like I didn’t belong.
The more I scratched, the worse my skin became. I developed open sores and scabs, and my skin became discolored and inflamed. I was in constant pain and discomfort, and I felt like I was losing my mind.
I had reached the point of desperation. I was willing to try anything to get relief. I tried alternative treatments, like acupuncture and herbal remedies. I even tried a radical new treatment, called phototherapy, where light was used to treat my skin. Nothing worked.
My Atopic Eczema had taken over my life. I felt like I was living in a prison, trapped in my own skin. I had lost all hope, until one day I stumbled upon a new treatment. It was a cream that contained a special blend of natural ingredients. I was hopeful, but skeptical.
I started using the cream, and I was amazed by the results. For the first time in years, my skin felt better. The itching and scratching stopped, and my skin began to heal. I was finally free from the prison of my own skin.
My story may have a happy ending, but I know that many others are still suffering from Atopic Eczema. I hope that one day, a cure will be found and that no one will have to live the life of itching and scratching that I did.
My name is Sarah, and I am a survivor of Atopic Eczema.