‘I would get this feeling like my blood was bubbling with heat, then a bone, deep itch in my skin that I could never reach even when I gave in and scratched it,’ she said.
‘It would get quite swollen, redden and I’ve have lots of red dots all over my skin – it was really hot and there wasn’t much I could do to cool it down, apart from take Dead Sea salt baths as often as I could.
‘After that my skin would ooze, that was pretty horrible.
‘When I didn’t have much control over the itching, I would often wake up with blood on my sheets and pyjamas.
‘Then there’s a heat which usually came off of my neck, arms and cheeks.
‘In the next stage it would dry out, become scaly and flaky all over my face and body.
‘The flaking stage lasts for days on end, there isn’t a great deal you can do when your skin is like this apart from moisturise, with a pure organic oil like almond or avocado.
‘It was really hard to deal with, in the past I have felt lonely, awkward, low, uncomfortable, antisocial, ugly, anxious, the list goes on.’
Miss Morgan suffered her first eczema flare-up since childhood during her second year of university.
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