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How I Treat My Eczema

February 06, 2019

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A lot of you guys know I have struggled with mild-to-moderate eczema since I was a child. What I didn’t understand—or my parents—was how to treat it as a kid. I especially remember during summer when I would get eczema flares on my arms. It was too hot outside to cover it up with long sleeves or pants and so kids would tease me at school. It was difficult to deal with, but as I got older I realized what it was, and today it is something I live with on a day-to-day basis. Heading into another busy fashion season, I was reminded of the eczema flare on my face during Spring Paris Fashion Week. It was probably triggered by stress, eating what I wouldn’t normally eat, and running from show to show on little to no sleep. When I got back, I started treating it with EUCRISA® (crisaborole) ointment, 2%, which my doctor had prescribed. EUCRISA is a steroid-free topical ointment for mild-to-moderate eczema in adults and kids as young as two. EUCRISA is for use on skin (topical use) only. EUCRISA should not be used in your eyes, mouth or vagina. After consistently using it for a while twice a day, I started to see a noticeable difference. My doctor told me there could be burning or stinging. I’ve come to learn that in clinical trials, it occurred in four percent of patients using EUCRISA and resolved within one day for the majority of patients who experienced it. When I started using EUCRISA, the burning sensation definitely happened. But, because my doctor discussed it with me, I knew this was a possibility. It resolved and I continued treatment. When I was packing for this past month’s trips, I kept my Paris Fashion Week experience in my mind. I didn’t want to get into another situation where I could have an eczema flare and nothing with me to treat it. I made sure that my EUCRISA was packed in case I needed it. My eczema outbreaks often occur on my face, and I’ve been able to use EUCRISA to help me treat them. I am always very aware of the products that I use, so the fact that it’s paraben free, has no added fragrance or animal by-products is another reason I am happy to use EUCRISA to treat my eczema. This was a treatment decision I made with my doctor, and you should speak with yours to determine what might work best for you. Remember, this was my experience with EUCRISA. Individual results may vary. Not everyone will respond to treatment with EUCRISA. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND INDICATION IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Do not use EUCRISA if you are allergic to crisaborole or any of the ingredients in EUCRISA. EUCRISA may cause side effects including allergic reactions at or near the application site. These can be serious and may include hives, itching, swelling, and redness. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using EUCRISA and get medical help right away. The most common side effect of EUCRISA is application site pain, such as burning or stinging. EUCRISA is for use on skin (topical use) only. Do not use EUCRISA in your eyes, mouth, or vagina. INDICATION EUCRISA is a prescription ointment used on the skin (topical) to treat mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children 2 years of age and older. See Full Prescribing Information. Please visit https://www.eucrisa.com for more information. This post is sponsored by Pfizer.