My heart breaks for this beautiful young baby. And after reading this article I was to stress out important it is to raise eczema awareness.
“My child’s skin condition forced me to be with her 24 hours a day because her skin is always itching, dry and bleeding. Sometimes water came out from the sores. Sometimes her skin will be very wet and she will stay naked until her skin is dry then I can put on the aqueous cream before she wears clothes to avoid the clothes getting stuck on her skin.” ~Thandiwe Ngubeni
After visiting the clinic, she was told by a staff member that her condition was a simple rash. Due to this they only prescribed her with lotion to apply.
Fast forward to her first birthday and they discover that her “simple rash” is actually eczema.
Four years later and she’s still suffering tremendously from eczema, and has been in and out of hospitals.
“I honestly believe that her skin condition has prevented her from making friends at home and school because she is afraid of rejection. Kids are constantly tormenting and bullying her for her appearance. What hurt me the most is the people say I infected her with HIV,” said Ngubeni.
The article goes on to talk about how the young mother who is only 24 years old, has tried various methods but acknowledges it’s been difficult.
The emphasis on the importance of managing eczema properly by not skipping steps is highlighted by the medical community. Eczema is a lifelong condition and needs to be treated as such.