Living with Eczema

Zahrah Talks

Since the day I was born, I have been in a constant battle with the skin condition known as Eczema. This skin condition varies from person to person. It can be mild in some people and for others, it’s a daily battle of intense itching, bleeding, skin weeping and all sorts of uncomfortable feelings.

I have so many memories from my childhood with eczema. The countless doctor visits, the multiple eczema creams which either would or wouldn’t work with my skin, the insecurities it’s brought on me from being bullied in high school, and also waking up the next day after a huge flare up.

Eczema is such a roller coaster of emotions and physical feelings. Over the years I have really gotten to know my skin better and what works and what doesn’t work. I remember being 14 at a friend’s sleepover and spraying perfume on my neck. It…

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