Joan's story

Joan’s story

Having eczema is hard when you’re a child. It’s hard to understand why your skin can’t be like everyone else’s. It’s hard to go through the pain, and sometimes feel like a human guinea pig with the experimenting you have to do to figure out what works.

But looking back at these experiences as an adult, I think it made me stronger. Because no matter what I experienced with my eczema, I knew that eventually I would find the answer. And that’s the same outlook I take with me into my adult life. There’s always more than one answer for everything, even when it’s a guessing game.

Reprinted with permission from the National Eczema Association. To read the full personal account visit:


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