Hello everybody, I'm so glad to have found this website. I just gotten eczema recently and I'm very depressed over it.
I'm 29 this year and will be getting married in 1.5 years time. I used to love wearing skirts, dresses and shorts, I used to enjoy swimming and cycling....But now I'm restrainted to wearing jeans, long pants and I can't go swimming.
I got eczema just 9 months ago. It started on my face and legs and later on spread to my arms. The ones on my face has healed completely and left no scar whatsoever. But the ones on my legs just kept spreading I was so terrified! I visited NSC but was given the normal creams to apply. None of my parents got this skin problem and my sister's healed in 4 months.
Mine took much longer. It has now heal and hasn't come back for a long time.
There are no scars anywhere else but my legs! Is it because the skin on the legs is harder to heal? I feel very depressed and often cry by myself over this.
My fiance always assure me he still loves me and I'm beautiful but I'm still very low morale and low self-esteem.
The doctor told me to wait for the scars to fade by itself. My eczema healed 2 months ago but the scars on my legs (from knee down) are still as dark as ever!
Is there anyway to lighten it? Laser? Creams? Anyone here tried anything?
To be honest, I am happy about getting married but I know I won't feel beautiful deep down inside. I hate it when friends suggest going to the beach because I can't wear bikinis or shorts anymore. I feel ugly.
I really wish to get rid, or at the very least, lighten the scars. This has affected my sex life with my fiance as well. When we have sexual intercourse, I will always use the blankets to cover my legs from knee down as the sight of it makes me feel inferior.
My work colleagues have also asked why nowadays I always wear pants. During corporate functions, I'm also unable to wear nice dresses. I am truly depress over this.
Any of you are so affected by eczema?