Wednesday, September 22, 2004

(*) Eczema Awareness Week 2004

Eczema Awareness Week 2004 - Sunday 19 to Saturday 25 September 2004

The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc's (EAA) educational site offering you practical information about living with or caring for someone with eczema.

This website has been designed to assist:

* People who think they may have eczema
* People who have been formally diagnosed with eczema by a medical practitioner and wish to learn more about the skin disease and how to better manage and treat their symptoms
* Carers of toddlers/children or people with eczema
* Others who wish to improve their understanding of this often debilitating skin disease.

The site contains general information about eczema, its prevalence, symptoms and potential causes. It features pictures of eczema and real life stories from eczema sufferers, including Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and newly appointed Patron to the Eczema Association of Australasia, the Hon. Jackie Kelly MP, who suffered from eczema as a child.

This site also outlines further information and support available, ranging from eczema-related organisations and support groups world-wide, to a unique 'skin condition information service.' It also features information about treatments available from Australasian-based eczema product manufacturers.

By simply visiting this site, you've taken the first step towards becoming "eczema educated."

Thank you for your interest and best of luck on your journey towards better health.

The Eczema Association of Australasia

I've suffered from recurring eczema in my scalp for about 4 years' now. It's annoying - it comes and goes for no apparent reason, tho I personally think a combo of stress and diet has something to do with it for me. My scalp gets very sore, with itchy weeping sores. Over the years of suffering this (I never had eczema as a kid), parts of my hair have fallen out (just from constant scratching - more of a habit now than anything). But there's still plenty of hair up there, folks! The most annoying this is that there's no 'ready solution' to get rid of it - I've spent and wasted $$$ trying to find good ointments, creams, lotions and shampoos. The cream my GP prescribes lasts about 2 months, and seems to bring only a temporary relief during that time. It's not a contageous thing, but it's more embarrasing than anything - there are days when my scalp feels so sore that I won't go out in public without a hat!

Mal :o)


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