This post has been written in partnership with National Eczema Association. All opinions are of my own.
October is a month full of many things. We're seeing the first signs of Autumn with the trees changing colors and the weather getting chilly. I also had to turn the heat on over the weekend - brrrr. We'll celebrate Halloween at the end of the month and before that, my family will celebrate my son's as well as my own birthdays. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it's also Eczema Awareness Month, something that most people don't give a second thought to. But it's real, it exists and I'm here to share a little bit about Eczema with you.
There are many myths about Eczema and the National Eczema Association (NEA) has started a social media campaign for the entire month of October to call on individuals to ?Raise A Hand? in support of exposing the real eczema. They'll be using #ExposingEczema across social media, exposing Eczema for what it is, and what it is not. And the first 2,500 people to 'Raise A Hand' for eczema will receive a kit from AVEENO and NEA!
Participation is easy - just raise?your hand at EczemaMonth.org and share on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with?#ExposeEczema. Of course, the NEA would love for you to encourage your friends and family to do the same as well.
There are many different types of Eczema and the symptoms include Dry, sensitive skin intense itching, red, inflamed skin, recurring rash, scaly areas, rough, leathery patches, oozing or crusting, areas of swelling and dark colored patches of skin. The exact causes are unknown, but could be inherited from a family member or linked to allergic disease, such as hay fever or asthma. Many irritants can make the symptoms worse and allergens, microbes, hot/cold temperatures, foods, stress and hormones can also have an effect. But lucky for people who suffer from Eczema, there are products on the market to help them deal with the symptoms.
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