Updated on October 17, 2023
Eczema is a highly prevalent dermatological condition that is yet to be fully understood by the medical fraternity. One of the primary reasons for observing this month is to clear confusion regarding this condition by raising awareness and preventing people facing eczema flare-ups from social stigmatization. More than 16.5 million people and 8 million children in the United States have eczema out of which 6.6 million adults have moderate to severe symptoms.
Join Revival Research Institute as we celebrate October as National Eczema Awareness Month and take advantage of our atopic dermatitis clinical trials, which happens to be the most prevalent form of eczema.
A Bit About Eczema First!
Despite its status as a highly prevalent condition, eczema is often overlooked as a minor childhood skin condition that resolves on its own with time. This is often the truth but does not happen all the time and if it progresses into adulthood, it can cause a range of dermatological issues and prove to be a headache for many. It is more than just a patch of dry, itchy skin!
Eczema can impact one’s quality of life by affecting their sleep patterns and lead to mental health issues. If, due to excessive scratching, you scratch too hard and remove the layers of the skin, you may be susceptible to bacterial or fungal infections. Eczema is also linked to other health conditions such as asthma, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
Countries Observing National Eczema Awareness Month
In the United States, we observe this as a month in October. This awareness event is held at different times throughout the world. Some of the countries celebrating it are:
- Canada: Celebrates its Eczema Awareness Month in November
- UK: An Eczema Awareness Week occurs in September
- Australia: Eczema Awareness Week is in May
What can you do this National Eczema Awareness Month?
Share Awareness Images
A good way to catch people’s attention is to post awareness pictures in public places or on social media. You could also share Revival Research Institute’s posts on social media. We put up multiple social media posts raising awareness about eczema that could help spread awareness among people.
Share Information about Revival’s Eczema Clinical Trials
Revival Research Institute conducts various clinical trials for dermatology across its multiple sites spread throughout the United States. Our network of qualified investigators and site support staff can easily guide people about our atopic dermatitis clinical trials in Michigan and may give them a chance to live an eczema-free life.
Use the Power of Hashtags on Social Media
Hashtags can be powerful to raise awareness about eczema during this national eczema awareness month. It can lead to positive interactions among people and help spread the message even more. Some relevant hashtags you could use can be:
Donate to a Charity
On National Eczema Awareness Month, you can donate to various charities spread throughout the United States that are helping people battle this debilitating condition.
Participate in a Charity Walk
Participating in a charity walk is a popular way to raise funds and awareness during National Eczema Awareness Month. Consider participating in an eczema organization’s annual fundraiser or hosting your own event
Share Your Story
Quoting facts and figures can only do so much. Sharing your personal or your loved one’s story with their consent can be one of the most popular ways to drive engagement.
Join a Support Group
By joining a support group, you can not only contribute by making others feel less alone but also help yourself. Check out eczema support groups near you and join them!
Preparing you for your Appointment this Eczema Awareness Month
You will be seeing your primary health care provider or a specialist like a dermatologist or allergist depending on the severity of your symptoms. To make the most of your appointment, you can:
- List your symptoms, their onset, and duration before going. Also, note any triggers or exacerbating factors, such as specific soaps, detergents, tobacco smoke, sweating, or hot showers.
- Bringing the original bottles and information about dosages and directions can be especially helpful so that it is easy to identify compositions.
- Prepare a list of questions to ask your healthcare provider, and don’t hesitate to seek clarification on any aspects of your condition or treatment.
What to Ask the Doctor
When you do visit your doctor on National Eczema Awareness Month, you should ask as many questions as possible that come to your mind. Some questions you could include:
- Details about your symptoms, including when they started and their triggers
- Information about allergies or asthma in your family or personal history
- Any potential irritants you may encounter through your job or hobbies
- Your emotional well-being, including any recent stress or feelings of depression
- Exposure to pets or other animals
- Household cleaning products you use
- How your symptoms impact your quality of life, including sleep disturbances
- Any prior treatments you’ve tried and their effectiveness
- Your bathing or showering frequency
On National Eczema Awareness Month, there is so much you can do! Don’t hesitate to step out of the shadows and contribute towards making others’ lives better through your efforts.
Throughout the annual event, it’s important to educate, encourage, and support the millions of people who live with eczema, a skin condition that is often misunderstood.
This National Eczema Awareness Month, Revival Research Institute is busy contributing to improving the lives of people who are facing atopic dermatitis (the most common form of eczema). We invite participants from diverse backgrounds to help lead the future of eczema treatments.