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Eczema Xplained

Through storytelling

Medicine X Story

Working as a medical doctor, I realised that far too many patients are confused about their diagnoses, their conditions, and their treatments. There’s a disconnect between the language that doctors use and what everyday people understand. This can make you feel incredibly hopeless and anxious at an often very difficult time in your life.

We believe there is a better way. We believe all patients – regardless of age, gender, culture or condition – should have access to medical information they can understand! Everyone should feel informed and empowered in order to engage with their doctors and be involved in making medical decisions.

This is why Medicine X was created.


Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair
Founder, Medicine X

About Eczema Xplained

Real People

The ECZEMA XPLAINED stories are both based on real people — Micaela and Sarah's daughter, Noa! It reflects their stories, their experiences and their advice to others. There have also been lots of people who contributed along the way with their stories and advice. Thanks to everyone who helped create Eczema Xplained!

Our Team

The Medicine X team are doctors, artists, and creative writers who all work to make sure of one thing — the information is easy to understand. No more medical jargon! Our team has worked to ensure that you get information that is correct and up-to-date.


Each of the stories we create is different, so there are experts in the field of Eczema that have reviewed the story to ensure it is spot on in terms of medical information. These experts are dermatologists, skins specialists as well as eczema and skin associations.

Eczema Xperts

Check out the line up of experts that have been involved with Eczema Xplained!

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Dr Saxon Smith

Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatologist

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Dr John Su

Associate Professor, Dermatologist

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Dr Li-Chuen Wong


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Dr Gayle Ross


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Produced in Partnership With

The Skin & Cancer Foundation

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers highly specialised treatment, education and research for skin diseases, skin cancers and melanoma.
Based in Melbourne, the Foundation treats some 30,000 patients each year in its world-class clinical facilities.

The Foundation also delivers professional education for dermatologists and registrars, specialist training for visiting international medical graduates, workshops to upskill GPs and medical students, as well as public education programs aimed at improving skin health in the community.

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc makes substantial contributions to the worldwide clinical care and management of skin diseases, skin cancer and melanoma.


The Eczema Association of Australasia

The Eczema Association of Australasia Inc (EAA) supports and educates eczema sufferers and carers, along with the wider community, in all aspects of eczema and its impact, is the only organisation of its kind in Australia and is a valuable source of knowledge and advice on a wide range of issues associated with the management and treatment of Eczema.

The EAA is a National Organisation with a free number 1300 300 182 for the general public, and are a ‘friendly ear’ to sufferers who often don’t know where to turn for help and advice. Currently, 1 in 3 Australians will suffer from eczema during their lifetime and this number is increasing.


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