Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema Awareness Month

November is Eczema Awareness Month in Canada. As the weather gets colder across the country, we come together to raise awareness of this chronic skin condition.  In November communities share information, personal stories, and management strategies. By talking to each other, sharing stories and tips, we help everyone; from those experiencing their first patch of dry skin to those going through yet another flare-up.

Currently there is no cure for eczema. There are many types of eczema and each one affects the quality of life of not just the person who has it, but of their family as well. As a result, it is essential that all stakeholders, patients, health care organizations, businesses, communities, and researchers work together.

What Is Eczema?

Eczema is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people across the world. Its symptoms typically are dry skin with red bumps that itch. These patches can show up in the folds of the skin. Eczema often presents in the following parts of the body:

  • Elbows
  • Behind the knees
  • Ankles
  • Behind the neck
  • Behind the ears

This skin condition can start as early as infancy and follow people into adulthood. Eczema tends to flare up, with periods of itchy skin followed by calm period.  Environmental triggers, household items, and family history can all play a part in these flare ups.  

Eczema Awareness Month Canada

Eczema Awareness Month in Canada is November. In other parts of the world, such as the US, Eczema Awareness Month is in October. In the UK, there is an Eczema Awareness Week in September.

One of the environmental triggers for eczema is the winter season. The cold, dry air outside can dry out your skin, making it more prone to eczema flare ups. Added to that, the heat inside can further dry your skin, making this season a common trigger for eczema and atopic dermatitis.

In Canada, The Eczema Society of Canada leads the way in raising awareness. This year, the charity is lighting up monuments across Canada in blue to engage people both online and offline.

ProZema Probiotic

ProZema Probiotic is a natural, adjunctive therapy for eczema and atopic dermatitis. Featuring a blend of three patented probiotic strains, this probiotic offers a natural way to heal your eczema symptoms. Backed by scientific research, ProZema Probiotic works from the inside to balance your microbiome.

This helps to reduce inflammation in your gut and your skin, reducing your eczema symptoms.

ProZema Probiotic is working to raise awareness by sharing eczema facts, resources and support every week this month. Find more information on our social media channels:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google My Business

Find more resources about eczema here and clinical studies about ProZema Probiotic here.

References:

  1. Eczema Society of Canada: SHINING A LIGHT ON ECZEMA
  2. National Eczema Society: Focus On Eczema
  3. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: October Is National Eczema Awareness Month
  4. National Eczema Society: Take Action