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Your Answers: The Worst Eczema Advice (Infographic)

Posted on November 27, 2018

We asked and you answered! We posted this question: What bits of "advice" do you wish people would stop telling you? and hundreds of you took the time to respond.

What did we learn? From the unconcerned ("It's just a rash") to the plain unhelpful ("Don't scratch"), advice is hurled at us from friends, family, coworkers, even strangers. While most suggestions are probably well-intentioned, hearing them over and over can make us feel that our condition is minimized and misunderstood.

Some of the most common answers we heard:

  • Don’t scratch
  • Is it contagious?
  • Stop picking
  • It’s just a rash
  • Are you using the creams like you are supposed to?
  • Don’t worry, it will clear up on its own
  • If you ignore it, it will go away
  • You should go to the doctor
  • You should moisturize

Everyone's situation is different and not all of these apply to each person. Tell us: What advice about eczema do YOU wish people would stop telling you?

Posted on November 27, 2018
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