about having eczema

one thing that really irks me about eczema and body positivity is that it isn’t really represented within the movement. Why? Because it’s not a “pretty” disorder. You can’t draw cutesy art or take cute, arty photos of your eczema because, simply put, eczema looks disgusting. It weeps, it bleeds, it peels, it scabs, it crusts….it’s pretty damn gross. And because it’s so gross, people are unwilling to be body positive about it. And to those of you in the eczema community who are trying to get us a bigger part in the body positivity movement, I salute you.

Idk maybe it’s cuz I have severe eczema already but @ everyone with eczema patches and flares right now: you look beautiful and cute and you deserve the world

“Don’t scratch!”

I swear to god the next person who tells me that is going to end up tied up in a room full of ants crawling on them and biting them while I sit there brightly telling them to “just ignore them, the pain and feeling of them crawling on you will stop!”

Marcie Ranting About Eczema

I HAVE ECZEMA

“Ew gross get away”

NO, ITS NOT CONTAGIOUS YOU SELF PRESERVING PRICK

YES IT HURTS A LOT

“Just stop scratching”

NO I CANT JUST ‘stop scratching’ DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND WHAT ECZEMA IS.

“Just moisturize more then”

HA WELL WOOPDIE DO. HOW COME I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT? OR MY DERMATOLOGIST? WHAT FUCKING SORCERY DO YOU HAVE TO COME UP WITH THIS SUCH USEFUL ADVICE

“can’t you cover it up or something?”

IM SORRY. IS THE SKIN I WAS BORN WITH BOTHERING YOU? BECAUSE I CAN BET THAT IT FUCKING BOTHERS ME MORE THAN YOU

“It’s not that big of a deal”

YOU WANNA BET AGAIN PAL? IMAGINE THE ITCHIEST COAT MADE FROM STEEL WOOL. IMAGINE HAVING TO WEAR IT FOREVER. DAY AND NIGHT. TO BED. TO SCHOOL. TO WORK.

“Cover the scars with makeup”

I WOULD IF I COULD HONEY. I DONT THINK MY ALLIGATOR SKIN LIKES FOUNDATION, THOUGH. MAKEUP ENDS UP LOOKING WORSE THAN THE SCARS.

“There are flakes in your hair. Do you have dandruff?”

HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT A PAIN IN THE ASSBUTT IT IS TO HAVE ECZEMA AND A FULL HEAD OF HAIR? THE DEAD SKIN DOESNT JUST FLY AWAY, HUN.