Never in a million years did I think a high-end editorial magazine such as VOGUE would discuss topics such as eczema. Especially after reading how the fashion industry is run, but times are truly changing. Not to be all sentimental but after watching The September Issue, The Devil Wears Prada and numerous other fashion movies and documentaries, I was thrilled when I saw the headline.
I’m a huge believer in editorials covering all different topics that could potentially relate to their specific market. So kudos to the editor who approved of this story and of course the writer Alexandra Macon.
This article features a woman who recalls her only encounter with eczema was through tv commercials until her 3-year-old Catherine was diagnosed.
Catherine’s eczema was worse in the “weakened” spots such as the folds of her elbows, back of her knees and her toes. She also experienced the all too familiar sleepless nights due to her skin annoyance.
After trying Benadryl, Neosporin, cortisone, coconut oil baths and various lotions nothing seemed to work long term.
It wasn’t until she was recommended to switch her fragrant detergent to Dove unscented that things started to look up. That’s when she discovered Dr. Levine on the Upper East Side.
Dr. Jody Levine educated her about eczema, its causes and how it affects each person differently. After advising her to figure out her daughter’s triggers, she was instructed to follow the proper skin care maintenance. She used a combination of different moisturizers, ointments and left with the feeling of better understanding that there is no cure for eczema. However, you can work on controlling it and keeping it at bay.
Overall, this was a great article for parents who children deal with eczema the ONLY gripe I have is the steroid part. I would NEVER EVER recommend anyone take them to help their eczema (speaking for 20+ years of experience taking them).
I wish Catherine nothing but the best and hopefully, there will be a cure for eczema, so children won’t have to endure the awfulness of living with it.