With rates of skin cancer on the rise, people with eczema need to be prepared to self-screen for any trouble spots that flaring skin may make it hard to identify
Published On: Sep 16, 2019
Last Updated On: Nov 4, 2020
There are still too many misconceptions floating around about eczema.
October is National Eczema Awareness Month (EAM), and the National Eczema Association thinks it’s time to “be real” with the rest of society about what it’s like to have this disease.
Each week, we’ll explore the realities of eczema with the common goals of raising awareness and changing the social stigma of this common-yet-isolating disease.
Are you in? Then, get ready to put that hashtag key to good use because we are about to drop some truth bombs!
Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come in the weeks ahead:
We feel you! Here are five options to start with.
For more information on ways to get involved, visit our EAM 2019 page.
Over the past 15 years, EAM has evolved from a modest grassroots campaign into a rallying cry for the entire eczema community.
In September 2017, NEA launched its advocacy program, Raise Your Voice! We asked members of our community to request their representatives sponsor a resolution declaring October as Eczema Awareness Month. Thanks to their commitment, resolutions have successfully been passed in Louisiana, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Click here to learn more about advocating on behalf of the eczema community or declaring October EAM in your state.