Where did the word eczema originate from? What does eczema mean actually?
Eczema is a Latin word that originated from Ancient Greece.
The Greek word, ekzema, means cutaneous eruption. Ekzeo, also a Greek word, means to boil out or break out.
So what does atopic dermatitis mean?
The word, atopy comes from the Greek word, atophos, meaning second place.
Dermatitis also originates from the Greek meaning skin and itis meaning inflammation.
How can this help my eczema?
We need to ask ourselves why is my skin erupting, breaking out, or boiling out, to begin with.
Prescription medication is great to help alleviate symptoms on a short-term basis.
But what it fails to do is determine the root cause of the issue.
This leads to complacency from both the doctor and the individual themselves. Why? Because it’s easier to apply creams and forget about it than to determine the root cause, which can be complex.
This is a very dangerous mindset to have because without realizing it, one’s body can become too dependent on topical steroids leading to severe withdrawal symptoms.
The body is telling you something through eczema
Ask Yourself, What Does Eczema Mean To You?
- To take care of yourself better?
- To slow down in life?
- To speak up for yourself?
- In a situation where you need to get out?
- Do you feel like it’s holding you back from achieving your dreams?
- Does it make you feel insecure?
- Does it give you social anxiety?
- Does it make you depressed?
Maybe you came here looking for a scientific and medical answer to what does eczema mean.
But before you box your mind in (which may have already happened), it’s important to ask questions and self-reflect.
Because maybe, after all, you don’t need a cream or pill to manage eczema.
Maybe you just need to listen to yourself and take care of yourself, differently.
Surely, in severe cases, you are going to need some sort of medical condition.
But while you take these medications, you can always work on your long-term exit plan simultaneously.
If you have the mindset that you’ll be on medications forever, you will be on them forever.
If you are determined to eventually stop them, let’s say 6 months from now, you’ll find a way.
I know you can do this. You got this.
But sometimes we all need help. Sometimes we need a little extra guidance, motivation, and inspiration.
If that sounds like you, check out the XZMA Healing Program.
So write down in your journal or phone and ask yourself what does eczema mean to me?
I’ll be waiting to hear your answers.
Everything Eczema was created by Kishok (Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 2023) to help the millions of people around the world who are suffering from atopic dermatitis (eczema) and topical steroid withdrawal (TSW). Our goal is to educate and empower you on how to manage your eczema so you can live your greatest life!Learn more