Amy’s eczema story was printed in the Liverpool Echo to coincide with World Atopic Eczema Day.
Amy, a member of Eczema Outreach Support’s Youth Panel shared her journey from being diagnosed as an infant to now studying medicine at St Andrew’s University and hoping to become a dermatologist one day.
She said: “I hadn’t heard about EOS when I was a child but it could have made a big difference to my life.
“You can feel very alone, like the only person in the world with eczema and have to deal with a lot of misconceptions. People would tell me I will grow out of it, or that this wonder cream will cure it but that isn’t the case.
“I’d even get children refusing to hold my hand if I had a flare up because they thought it was contagious.
“I often felt doctors didn’t understand me and belittled what I was going through so I want to become a doctor and make sure my patients are receiving the best possible care.
“Experiencing eczema myself and being around dermatology departments and clinical trials has definitely influenced my career path and I’m just keen to get out there and help people.”
You can read all about it here.