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World Atopic Eczema Day 2020: How do YOU care for atopic eczema?

Skin in the Game - Patient stories about atopic eczema

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Atopic eczema severely impacts the life of patients and their family members. In our Skin in the Game podcast series, we provide deep and personal insights into what living with atopic eczema actually means for those affected. Thank you to our testimonies from the Netherlands and Finland for sharing your stories.

A life with a skin disease

Could you imagine spending most of your childhood living in a hospital? In this episode a 62 year old woman from the Netherlands speaks freely about her life with atopic eczema. Listen to her story about living with constant itching, and describing the care she needs, and how this skin disease impacts her relationships, jobs and hobbies

Caring for atopic eczema

When a child has atopic eczema, it impacts the whole family. In this episode, a mother from Finland tells the story of her 13-year-old daughter. A loveable kid who enjoys school, but every day she has to deal with constant itching due to her atopic eczema. It makes her self-conscious and she often misses out on normal kid activities. This episode shows how her family finds ways to support her in life with atopic eczema

 

 

 

Atopical Lives - Atopic eczema stories from all over EuropeLogo color

When people open their heart and homes to show what really means to live with a chronic skin disease like atopic eczema, you can get back a reality punch.

Looking beneath the surface

Atopic eczema is much more than a skin disease, it affects the whole body of the patients, their life and energy to face life. The Atopical Lives exhibition features people touched by atopic eczema across ages, portraying for the first time the similarities and differences among patients in five European countries.

A live with atopic eczema

We thank wholeheartedly the thirteen people who appear in these pictures. To see them is to see oneself, and patients receive the most powerful message: you are not alone. Thanks to Lurdes R. Basolí, for her sensitivity and her talented eye to capture the beauty of life.

 

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