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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Kathy P ·
Hi TexasBreakfastTacos - that looks miserable It sounds like you have tried your usual arsenal of treatments to try to treat and protect your hands. Do you use a "soak and seal" wet wrap on your hands?
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Zara ·
As soon as corona started and I started using these santizers I started getting really bad eczema.. its been 2 months my hands feel like rocks. It’s soo painful and itchy. Im going to try using the moisturizing tips, hope they help. Ezcema can be soo annoying i never knew.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Kathy P ·
Welcome Zara - sorry your eczema has been so bad from using hand sanitizers. Is it better if you can wash your hands instead? Or is the extra handwashing irritating as well? I hope the moisturizing tips help!
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FDA Approves Dupixent® (Dupilumab) for Children Aged 6 to 11 Years With Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dupixent® (dupilumab) for children aged 6 to 11 years with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable. Dupixent is the only biologic medicine approved for this patient population.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Kathy P ·
Welcome SafeQube - what would you like to know more about?
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

SafeQube ·
The main source to avoid the transmission of the coronavirus is to wash hands with sanitizers or soaps. But what if people with skin disease do? Good to know that the blog helps people with eczema, a skin disease where patches of skin becomes inflamed, itchy, cracked, and rough. This blog helped me to know about how people with this type of skin disease might find it difficult to use sanitizers or soaps for washing hands. Thank you for sharing such an informative blog. I would like to know...
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How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

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Even though COVID-19 will change how schools operate for the 2020-2021 school year, children with asthma and allergies need to have a school health care plan in place if they are returning to in-person learning. Physical distancing, extra hand-washing , face masks and coverings , and other school policies may impact your child’s care plan. What Is a School Health Care Plan? A school health care plan is a document (or set of documents) that outlines your child’s medical condition and how it...
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Mastaneh ·
Hi, the article was so useful to me. I have a question I'll be thankful if you answer." Is it okay to use creamy soaps for my hand eczema? I'm not sure if they can kill the new Corona virus as they includes lot of moisturizer and oil. I'll be thankful for your answer in advanced.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Kathy P ·
Hi Mastaneh and welcome. Soap helps break down the sticky bond between the virus and your hand. That's one reason you need to wash for 20 seconds - to give the soap time to work to break those bonds so the virus can be rinsed away with the soap. Can you use a plain but mild soap then apply moisturizer after patting your hands dry?
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Compton ·
Welcome @Mastaneh ! The word around a few months back is that plain old soap killed the virus.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Mastaneh ·
Hi kathy, thank you for replying. Yes I can use a mild soap. Do you know any good brand I can use?
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Mastaneh ·
I can buy if the brand is global. My doctor only recommends Iranian ones so I wanted to try a good foreign mild soap As I don't find Iranian products useful .
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Mastaneh ·
Hey, First of all thank you for replying. You know I'm living in Iran and here some factories produce creamy soaps. My doctor prescribed me these creamy soaps but it was before Coronavirus I stopped using it cause I thought maybe they can't kill the virus and also I don't trust iranian produces.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Kathy P ·
I see you mention that you are in Iran. I'm not familiar with what might be available there. Since your doctor recommended the creamy soap, can you follow up to see what else they might recommend as far as an effective soap plus a moisturizer to use after washing?
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Re: How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

Godmyfour ·
Its ridiculous that MD do have no protection for our childern. My daugther has asthma bad especially in September this year it was the 1st day. Plus yes our school systems is so not right. They failed my baby 2 two but over turned the last one. Then last year ask if she wants to go in her correct grade in October no this should of been offered before school started. Crazy no implenations or help.
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Re: How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans for Asthma and Allergies

Compton ·
Hello Godmyfour. Welcome to these community discussions where very difficult questions can be asked and where smart and compassionate people share their best answers. My own children are past school but I can imagine how hard it is for you to send yours to school with so much uncertainty. I guess for me the first thing to know is what IS the COVID plan at my school? Is it the best available? What are school staff doing at your children's school? Are you satisfied you know how to play your...
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Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

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As part of National Eczema Awareness Month, we want to build better public awareness about eczema. One way we can do that is to share your eczema stories.
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

Tyler Corella ·
I’ve suffered from eczema, along with asthma for my entire life due to extreme prematurity. I’ve always found it to be quite a nuisance, but especially more so once I entered HighSchool. I mainly suffer with eczema on my arms and legs. It took going through so many different medications to find what didn’t burn my skin, or make it itch a thousand times worse, and as a young kid, that impulse control was non-existent to the point where my arms would be cracked with blood. Luckily, it’s gotten...
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA, Tyler! Thank you for sharing your story and encouragement! You can also share your story and journey in our Skin Conditions Support Forum.
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

LakiaShavonLightner ·
#MyEczemaStory Since childhood, I’ve suffered from Eczema. This skin allergy looks like a rash. Also each section of the skin itches. Medicine is the only way, to treat Eczema. This skin allergy appears on my, arms, thighs and legs. When it’s warm outside I wear, capris plus light jackets. To cover up my Eczema from others. As always very appreciative to share my story! Through the, AAFA, what would I do without this organization? I’m sure other patients strongly feel, this way!
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

K8sMom2002 ·
Lakia, thank you for sharing! I'm using your comment to start a new thread on our community so that you can get more eyes on your comment and maybe see how other people are working to improve their eczema.
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Re: Living With Eczema: Raise Awareness By Telling Your Eczema Story

miriam455 ·
I am getting horrible eczema under my hands. So horrific that some days I can infrequently put my arms down. Normally whilst it’s extremely cold outside. I’ve searched for something to help with the flare-ups for years and not anything helps apart from a really expensive steroid cream the dr gave me. Until I found Foderma eczema treatment serum!! It actually soothes and clears a flare-up overnight. I couldn’t live without it
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These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

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Atopic dermatitis (AD), a type of eczema, can be a frustrating skin disease. Many people think it's just a rash or dry skin. But it's so much more. AD symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable, even embarrassing at times. It can have a significant effect on quality of life. Help us raise awareness about eczema during Eczema Awareness Month by sharing the messages below on social media. Share on Social Media Share this picture and message on social media. To download the picture, right-click...
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

StuffywithCare ·
Hi. I was unaware that atopic dermatitis has the symptom of sleep disturbance. Is the sleep problem due to the discomfort caused by the other symptoms or is the sleep problem a separate symptom? My 21-year-old has a small amount of eczema and he has trouble sleeping. He has never blamed the eczema for his sleep problems. Could there be a connection? Thank you.
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Brenda Silvia-Torma ·
Hi @StuffywithCare , thanks for your blog comment! It's possible that there is a connection. Have you mentioned his sleep issues to his doctor? Here's an article from the American Academy of Dermatology that may answer some of your questions. Although the article is targeted to parents of small children, the information is relevant for anyone with eczema. The article also mentions, " When eczema itches, it can keep a child awake or wake the child from a sound sleep." What Can Help a Child...
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Andrea Walsh ·
Nothing has touched my insanely dry and itchy bout with eczema-like foderma eczema serum. No pain applying to broken skin and almost clear by morning. Even the prescription stuff does not give these results!
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Re: These Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis Can Be the Most Frustrating

Melissa G ·
Hi Andrea, welcome to AAFA! I am glad that you found something to use on your eczema. How long have you been dealing with eczema? Here is a great resource on Eczema.
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Be Part of a Project to Shape New Eczema Treatments

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AAFA has joined with four other nonprofit organizations that serve people with eczema to launch “More Than Skin Deep.” This project will inform and shape the development of treatments for eczema. A main part the project is a patient-focused drug development (PFDD) meeting on Sept. 23, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
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AAFA Study Shows Surprising Rate and Severity of Atopic Dermatitis in Adults

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) led a research study called Atopic Dermatitis in America . The purpose of this study is to shed light on the number of adults who deal with this frustrating skin condition. This week, AAFA has released early findings from the report. One surprising find from the study was the number of adults with AD who say it is moderate to severe. As many as 40% of the people surveyed said they had moderate-to-severe AD. Through this study, we hope to...
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October Is Eczema Awareness Month

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If you have eczema , or care for someone who does, you know it can be a frustrating disease. This skin condition can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and tricky to manage. Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects about 16.5 million Americans. Those who have it know it’s much more than “dry skin,” “sensitive skin” or a “rash.” But many who aren’t familiar with eczema don’t realize the social, emotional and financial impact it can have on people and families who manage it.
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Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

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Proper handwashing is one of the best ways to prevent spreading viruses, like the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and the flu . But when you have a skin condition like eczema (atopic dermatitis or dyshidrotic eczema) , washing your hands often can lead to dry and cracked skin, itchiness, pain and possibly infection. So how can people with eczema protect their skin while protecting themselves from the coronavirus? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) asked Dr. Jonathan Silverberg, a...
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Learn About Managing Your Eczema (Video)

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If you have eczema (atopic dermatitis) or care for someone who does, watch our recorded webinar, “Taking Charge of My Eczema.”
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Skip Flowers, Perfume and Candy for Your Valentine With Asthma and Allergies

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Flowers, candy, perfume and candles may be common gifts for Valentine’s Day. But if you give them to your loved ones with asthma and allergies, you may give them something you didn’t plan on – triggers that cause symptoms. Instead, give non-traditional asthma and allergy friendly gifts.
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Humidity’s Role in Asthma and Allergy Management

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Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. Too much or too little humidity can contribute to asthma , allergies , skin conditions , infections, and general discomfort. When there is a lot of water vapor in the air (high humidity), it feels hot and sticky. Sweat has trouble evaporating. When humidity is low, the air feels dry and cool. Sweat evaporates easily. The amount of actual water vapor in the air is called relative humidity. It is stated as a percentage. The Environmental...
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Caitlin Dean ·
Had a patch of eczema near my eye that just wouldn't heal, even with steroid creams. Foderma Eczema Serum worked like magic so I use it regularly now.
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Re: Eczema, Handwashing and the New Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protecting Yourself and Your Skin

Compton ·
Welcome, @Caitlin Dean ! It's good to have you here! I hope you'll share your success with Foderma in the Skin Conditions Support forum too.
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

MarianJacinto ·
As my experience, Foderma eczema serum truly had helped with my eczema flare-up. I also decided to enroll in the auto shop as well. Still not able to find in my local stores. I would definitely recommend Foderma to a friend or family member.
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to the AAFA forums Marianjacinto! I'm glad to hear that you found something that works for your eczema. How long have you had eczema?
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Oni mercy ·
Thanks, it was helpful On Oct 3, 2019 8:03 PM, "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America" < support@aafa.org> wrote:
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Re: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

Melissa G ·
Welcome to AAFA Oni! If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know.
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October Is National Eczema Awareness Month – Here Are Some Facts You Should Know

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Around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have eczema . 1 And of those, 6.6 million have moderate-to-severe eczema. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema. But despite such a large number of people with eczema, it’s still widely misunderstood. October is National Eczema Awareness Month . We can work together to spread eczema awareness and understanding. To raise awareness about eczema, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and five other patient organizations came...
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Eczema Education: Common Triggers

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Eczema Education: Common Triggers
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October is Eczema Awareness Month

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October is Eczema Awareness Month
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October is Eczema Awareness Month

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October is Eczema Awareness Month
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