Teenage Eczema

Teenage Eczema Stories

The itchY Switch

Welcome to “The itchY Switch” – a unique journey for teens with eczema. Real teens share their current experiences, discussing challenges and triumphs. Firsthand stories, coupled with insights from Dermatologist, Dr Lauren Kunde, and Provisional Psychologist, Raquel Walker, provide valuable tips for navigating eczema’s complexities. More than a resource, “The itchY Switch” is a platform tailored to teens.

Explore crucial topics like cream routines, self-care, coping strategies, and taking control of eczema management. Our videos showcase authentic teen experiences, offering insights and inspiration for facing similar challenges. You’re not alone in this journey.

Connect with our community through our closed Facebook group for teens and follow us on social media. Share stories, find support, and discover a network of individuals who understand. “The itchY Switch” is a teen-inspired resource, fostering empowerment and solidarity. Join us in shaping a brighter, more informed future. Let’s switch the narrative together!

Thank you to Ansvar Insurance for the Community Education Program grant which made this video resource possible.

The itchY Switch teenagers with eczema

Eczema In Teenagers

Living with eczema can be challenging for teens and many teenagers can’t understand why they are affected by this skin condition. For teens, eczema can have an impact on their mental, emotional and physical well-being and because of the unpredictable nature of eczema, it can cause teens to feel lonely and self-conscious. 

There are various triggers for eczema in teens, and while it can’t be cured, there are treatments available to manage the symptoms. Eczema Support Australia supports teens with eczema, connecting families through Social Media, providing advocacy and support services and factsheets and toolkits to empower teens and their families.



A skin condition that can cause a teenager’s skin to become dry, itchy and inflamed. In lighter skin, eczema may look red.  IN darker skin, eczema may look grey, purple or brown.  It often appears under the elbow bends, on the backs of the knees, ankles or wrists, on the face, neck or upper chest, but can exist in other areas of the body.