During October, Eczema Awareness Month offers events, discussions, and opportunities to discuss one of the most common skin conditions.

More than 31 million people in the United States live with eczema, including 9.6 million children under age 18.

Eczema is a skin problem that is often overlooked and is sometimes dismissed as a minor childhood skin problem. The Eczema Awareness Month aims to debunk myths about this condition.

You can develop it at any age. It can have a huge impact on your life. Complications of the skin condition can include:

  • It is itching and pain.
  • There are a variety of infections, including viral, andbacterial.
  • sleep problems

Eczema has also been linked with a higher risk of other health conditions, such as asthma, food allergies, and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).

Several treatments can help ease eczema symptoms and potentially delay or prevent related conditions.

It is a good time to clear up some myths and plan ways to get involved with Eczema Awareness Month coming up. You can take part in this.

“A visual is a good way to grab someone’s attention. Share images on social media or hang a poster in a public area.”

You can make your own Eczema Awareness Month graphics.

  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is for people with asthma. of America awareness images
  • The The National Eczema Association is a national association. is a national association. graphics and logos

New images and updates will be posted this year.

Your social media profile photo is important in online interactions. It is a good place to raise awareness of important issues, such as eczema, and get lots of views.

This October, consider changing your pic to a ribbon (such as these eczema awareness ribbons from the The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is for people with asthma. of America) or adding an awareness frame to your headshot.

You can use the temporary profile feature to select a specific time period, after which your picture will be reverted back to the previous one.

The use of tags can be a powerful way to spread the word about Eczema Awareness Month. You can either create your own or look for one that has traction.

Every year, the Eczema organizations may update the hashtags they use to fit a certain theme. Here are some popular eczema-related hashtags.

  • Atopicdermatitis is a disease.
  • #eczema
  • Eczemaawarenessmonth
  • #eczemamonth
  • #eczemawarrior
  • Therealeczema
  • Thisismyeczema
  • #unhideeczema

Do you know a teen who is living with an illness? Social media can help them advocate for themselves and feel part of a community if they are comfortable talking about it. Encourage them to participate in online discussions.

During National Eczema Awareness Month, how to start a conversation? The The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is for people with asthma. of America has a lot of eczema-related information. For example:

Quick Tweet for Eczema Awareness Month

October is Eczema Awareness month. It is usually thought of as a childhood disease. AFA has a website that shows how many people in the US have atopic dermatitis.

With just a few clicks you can share this and other ready-made tweets with your followers this October.

You can also use the hashtags listed above. Follow and re-post posts from high-profile accounts.

Of course, you can make up your own tweets about eczema facts and stats or share your own personal experiences, such as ways you get relief from eczema’s itch or how you found an effective treatment.

Donations are used to fund nonprofits and charities focused on eczema. During Eczema Awareness Month, there are some organizations that could use your help.

  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is for people with asthma. of America: Donations to this not-for-profit organization are used to fund education, advocacy, and research on asthma and allergies, including eczema. Read more about how to make a donation or call 1-800-727-8462.
  • International Eczema Council: This global nonprofit is headquartered in the United States. It promotes research, education, and care for people living with eczema. Learn more about how to make a donation. You can also email info@eczemacouncil.org or call 1-888-382-3724.
  • The The National Eczema Association is a national association. is a national association.: Donations to this nonprofit are used to provide support, education, research, and awareness of eczema across the United States. Read more about ways to donate or call 1-800-818-7546.

It is worth checking to see if your employer has a matching gift program. If that is the case, your chosen nonprofit organization could get more money than you donated.

During Eczema Awareness Month, participating in a charity walk is a great way to raise funds and share information. The following organizations can give more information on how to raise money.

This is a great way to involve the whole family in the care of a child with eczema. Teens can help find sponsors or even serve as a team captain in these events.

Personal stories about eczema can really hit home, even though facts and statistics are important. If you are comfortable sharing, your story can make a difference to someone who thought they were experiencing dry skin and flares alone.

“Your anecdotes can help shed light on the many ways in which eczema can affect someone’s life.”

There are a few ideas for telling your story.

  • Share snippets on Twitter using hashtags like #eczemawarrior, Therealeczema, and Thisismyeczema.
  • You can use a video on your social media pages, website, or blog to talk about how you manage your eczema.
  • Become a The The National Eczema Association is a national association. is a national association. ambassador. Get involved in community outreach, advocacy, and research.
  • Upload and share your story with AltogetherEczema, a global eczema and atopic dermatitis community.

Sharing your story can be empowering to others. You are never obligated to share more than you want to. Sometimes, reading stories from other people can be enough.

During Eczema Awareness Month, it is an ideal time to establish a support group for the community. There is something about connecting with people who get it. Support groups can help you feel less alone and you can help others as well.

You can join an online or in person support group. You may need to try a few groups before you find one that clicks. There are a few places to start.

  • Eczema Exchange forums on Inspire connect people with eczema, along with their caregivers, families, and friends, for support and inspiration. There are many community topics, including discussions specifically for teens.
  • Eczema Parents on Facebook is a private group with more than 10,000 members. The group serves as a forum for parents and caregivers of kids with eczema to share tips and info.
  • Find a local support group through the The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is for people with asthma. of America. The organization has eczema support groups all around the country, each with a medical adviser. If there’s no group near you, the organization can help you start one.

October is Eczema Awareness month. There is a lot you can do to support the millions of people who live with this often-misunderstood skin condition. You can get involved.

  • Sharing images of skin conditions.
  • You can update your profile pic with a ribbon or frame.
  • Sharing quick and accurate information.
  • Donate to a non-profit organization that focuses on an allergy.
  • A charity walk is an event where people organize or participate.
  • telling your story
  • A support group.

“This year’s Eczema Awareness Month will be updated on these websites.”

Even though Eczema Awareness Month is only for October, you can still raise awareness and share information about the skin condition. You can expand upon these tips throughout the year.