What Do You Think Of When You Hear “EB”?
When somebody thinks of a skincare issue, they might think of acne, dry skin, or sunburn that needs some aloe. On a more serious note, they might think of eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis. But when do you think of EB?
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. It is an organ that is much too often acknowledged for its cosmetic appearance through wrinkles, scars, or stretch marks. This is versus the large blisters, wide-spread rashes, rapid infections, and open wounds.
EB stands for Epidermolysis Bullosa. It is a rare genetic skin disease that causes the skin to blister and tear away from the body. It is typically diagnosed in infancy, affects nearly 200 babies a year in the U.S. alone, and is often fatal.
How often does the latest wrinkle-reducing cream or lip-enhancing filler trend make headlines across the country, compared to a life-threatening, debilitating skin disease diagnosed at a child’s birth?
Epidermolysis Bullosa is a terrifying disease that is time and time again unheard of by the average person, and it is affecting young children and families around you, day by day, at this very moment.
EB is caused by a lack of proteins in the skin. These proteins are meant to connect the epidermis, the very top layer of the skin, to adhere to the dermis, the middle layer of the skin. When these connections are interfered with by genetic complications, it causes frequent blistering from the lightest of touches. Friction, heat, and even simple bandages can cause trauma to the skin for those that endure this disease. All of this being said, there is so much that you can do to help.
At www.debra.org, you can donate, volunteer, and join a community of people that want nothing more than to rid the world of this disease, whilst doing everything that we can to treat it.
From wound care packages to Tamarack Glidewear clothing, skin patches, and bedding, to medical research trials to find an end to this disease once and for all; your involvement means the world to the children and families that live with EB every day.
Now that you have opened your eyes to this issue, please open your heart along with them.
Please visit www.debra.org today to become a part of the fight, and visit us at Alya Salon & Spa, where we will give you 10% OFF for using the code DEBRA10, and then give 10% back to DEBRA of America.