Jacqueline Jossa begs fans for help as she reveals daughter is suffering from 'severe eczema'
JACQUELINE Jossa has begged fans for help as she revealed her daughter is suffering from "severe eczema".
Jacqueline, who is mum to Ella, five, and Mia, two, reached out to her millions of followers on Instagram for advice on the condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry, and cracked.
The ex EastEnders star said: "Guys, quick question, if you have eczema or your children, have eczema what creams do you use, like for severe eczema?
"Obviously only answer if you actually know don't give me rubbish stuff!"
One in 12 adults are diagnosed with the condition, while one in five children have to endure the pain of regular flare-ups.
In more severe cases there can be weeping, crusting and bleeding sores as a result.
The constant compulsion to itch can leave the skin split and bleeding and also leaves it open to infection.
Keeping the skin moisturised using emollients – or medical moisturisers – is the key to managing all forms of the condition but in some cases, doctors will prescribe topical steroids to bring aggressive flare ups under control.
The I'm A Celeb champ isn't the only star to speak out about the skin condition, which is linked to psoriasis in adults.
LeAnn Rimes posted a candid photo of her naked body with patches of psoriasis visible across her back and legs last month to raise awareness of the condition.
Posing on her knees in field, the pictures show LeAnn's psiorosis covers her back and the backs of her legs.
"So much of my journey, both personally and within my creations, my new chant record and podcast coming out soon, has been excavating pieces that I’ve been hiding and bringing them to the ligh," she shared.
"It’s been and still is a journey of allowing them out and welcoming and reintegrating those fragments back into wholeness.
"Music has been my gift, and why I’m here. But I want to give a voice to these other pieces of me. And I want to give a voice to what so many other people are going through. This is finally my time to be unabashedly honest about what psoriasis is and what it looks like."
LeAnn had the disorder under control for 16 years but said at the beginnning of 2020 "all hell broke loose in the world—and inside of me, as I’m sure it did for so many other people amid this pandemic."
"Stress is a common trigger for psoriasis, and with so much uncertainty happening, my flare-ups came right back," she admitted.
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