Eczema in the News

With over 30 million individuals in America alone dealing with eczema, it should come as no surprise that there are groups and organizations that remain devoted to learning more about this disease and sharing their discoveries with others who have similar concerns and interests.

Ines Cano Uribe has found many excellent news articles that help to convey the importance and seriousness of eczema and atopic dermatitis with others. For instance, many people are not aware that an Eczema Awareness Month has been designated, with the month of October selected for the period in which greater understanding of this terrible disease can be provided to both sufferers of eczema as well as friends and family members who care and wish to become better informed about it. In concert with the Eczema Awareness Month, the sixth Itching for a Cure fundraiser walk was held on October 2, 2016 on the University of California campus.

Another news article that has a more somber tone reports that as many as 20% of school aged children suffering from eczema are also hurting from the bullying that they have become recipients of on their own playground and school property. While bullying in any form is simply an unacceptable behavior, it boggles the imagination that some kids would gain pleasure out of picking on other kids because of visible problems with their skin. Typically, such ignorance illustrates that this disease must gain greater awareness and understanding among the general population. Obviously, no person should be blamed or shamed or ridiculed because they suffer from any form of illness!

Ines Cano Uribe has also gained excellent support, information, and resources from the National Eczema Organization. This nonprofit group was founded in 1988 and spends its time in its goal of helping to improve the quality of life and health of all eczema sufferers by performing research, support, and education to the millions who have been afflicted by this horrendous illness. Ines Cano Uribe encourages all interested parties to donate to this organization in the hopes that someday we will finally come up with a cure or remedy to eradicate this disease forever!