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Itch N Bitch

Itch N Bitch

By Katie Mackie & Daisy Malin

๐—˜๐—ฐ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜ผ๐˜ฟ๐™‘๐™„๐˜พ๐™€ ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฅ๐™š๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™˜๐™š๐™จ! The best advice is from people who understand what you are going through. Hosts Katie and Daisy both Eczema sufferers since birth dive into the unspoken ways in which their skin conditions affect not only their day-to-day but their life choices as a whole.

Welcome to the itchy gang where everything is normal and nothing is judged.

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"I've lost control" - ECZEMA, Anxiety & ANAPHYLAXIS
"I've lost control" - ECZEMA, Anxiety & ANAPHYLAXIS
In this episode, we are lucky enough to be joined by the lovely Emily AKA @emilybowenslife. For those who donโ€™t know Emily, sheโ€™s on a mission to raise awareness about all things Eczema, allergies, and sadly the anxiety that tends to follow these. This episode provides listeners with great insight and advice into the struggles of eczema/ TSW, developing allergies later and life, and sadly highs and lows of suffering with itchy skin. No need to overexplain to people who will simply never get it, weโ€™re all itchy here. @daisymalin_skin talks from a TSW perspective about mental health struggles alongside @mackies_moments and Emily ( coming from an allergy and Chronic Eczema flare perspective). DEEP END: Q1). How did developing an allergy later in life make you feel? MENTAL HEALTH: Q2). When did you first notice your eczema affecting your mental health? POSITIVE Q3). What do you think is the positive thatโ€™s come out of this? if any? LAST QUESTION: Do you still struggle to share the vulnerable side of life with allergies & eczema? We hope our chats help you feel less alone and more heard. Nothing is a taboo topic here. Welcome to the Join our INSTA community of 5,000+ people all connecting through our experiences of our skin @ITCH_N_BITCH. Disclaimer: This was filmed via Zoom due so we apologize if there are any blips but can assure you it is clear. Itch n bitch is for informational purposes only and should not be seen as any kind of medical or health advice. Simply a gang of itchy bitches sharing and flaring, full Disclaimer here.
35:35
February 05, 2023
START HERE - Itch N Bitch - Sharing ECZEMA & itchy skin CONDITION struggles.
START HERE - Itch N Bitch - Sharing ECZEMA & itchy skin CONDITION struggles.
We are only a dm away ๐Ÿ’ฌ The best advice is from people who understand what you are going through. @itch_n_bitch is a testament to the fact that what makes you feel alone in one place can often make you feel like you belong in another. Sending lots of love !! From ๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•€๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•ช ๐”น๐•š๐•ฅ๐•”๐•™๐•–๐•ซ ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ’‹ @mackies_moments & @daisymalin_skin XX
01:17
January 17, 2023
TURNING PAIN INTO POWER: Eczema & TSW Warrior
TURNING PAIN INTO POWER: Eczema & TSW Warrior
BABY WE'RE BACK! Thought we'd quit Podcasting? I am happy to confirm WE ARE BACKKK & Have a lot more episodes in the works!ย  In this episode, Katie & Daisy were lucky enough to be joined by Lauren Bell AKA Eczema & TSW warrior. We were totally inspired by her and her family's skin journeys [Eczema & TSW] & how she turned pain into power by creating her business @COSI_CARE. If you have a skin condition youโ€™ll know just how hard it is to simply walk, pick up an item or carry out daily tasks like brushing your hair when your skin is bad. We hope this episode provides not only insight into these daily struggles but also advice for those suffering and their loved ones - most importantly we want to remind you - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Tune in to feel normal.ย  Tune in if you're currently struggling with your skin and looking for advice or want to gain a deeper understanding of how skin conditions like Eczema can affect suffers more than just visibly and how you can help. This episode provides listeners with great insight and advice into the struggles of eczema & TSW. Join our INSTA community of 3,000+ people all connecting through our experiences of our skin @ITCH_N_BITCH. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TIK TOK OF LAUREN'S THAT WE DISCUSS IN THE EPISODE. CHECK OUT COSI CARE'S PRODUCTS: https://cosi-care.com/
43:55
April 27, 2022
Dating, Intimacy & Sex (with a skin Condition).
Dating, Intimacy & Sex (with a skin Condition).
SEX-CZEMA, YES! We said it. Mentally in the mood but physically unable?? WE UNDERSTAND. In this episode, Katie & Daisy discuss the ways in which skin conditions not only affect mental health through anxiety and confidence at times but how it can also affect our physical health and actual ability to even get intimate at times.ย  The girls were lucky enough to be joined by Eczema and Skincare blogger Lydia Finnegan AKA @_lydsLife , Lydia's bubbly and open-minded personality made this tough topic easy to share! We all felt that Itch & Bitch was a safe space to share and hopefully make those suffering in silence feel less alone. Tune in if your currently single, in a relationship or want to understand how skin conditions like Eczema can affect suffers more than just visibly.ย  YOU ARE NOT ALONE.ย 
34:50
May 27, 2021
EP 5: VIDEO TEASER - Dating, Intimacy & Sex (with a skin Condition).
EP 5: VIDEO TEASER - Dating, Intimacy & Sex (with a skin Condition).
SEX-CZEMA, YES! We said it. Mentally in the mood but physically unable?? WE UNDERSTAND. In this episode, Katie & Daisy discuss the ways in which skin conditions not only affect mental health through anxiety and confidence at times but how it can also affect our physical health and actual ability to even get intimate at times. The girls were lucky enough to be joined by Eczema and Skincare blogger Lydia Finnegan AKA @_lydsLife, Lydia's bubbly and open-minded personality made this tough topic easy to share! We all felt that Itch & Bitch was a safe space to share and hopefully make those suffering in silence feel less alone. Tune in if you are currently single, in a relationship or want to understand how skin conditions like Eczema can affect suffers more than just visibly. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
01:57
May 21, 2021
EP 6: VIDEO TEASER - TURNING PAIN INTO POWER: Eczema & TSW Warrior
EP 6: VIDEO TEASER - TURNING PAIN INTO POWER: Eczema & TSW Warrior
In this episode, Katie & Daisy were lucky enough to be joined by Lauren Bell AKA Eczema & TSW warrior. We were totally inspired by her and her family's skin journeys [Eczema & TSW] & how she turned pain into power by creating her business @COSI_CARE. If you have a skin condition youโ€™ll know just how hard it is to simply walk, pick up an item or carry out daily tasks like brushing your hair when your skin is bad. We hope this episode provides not only insight into these daily struggles but also advice for those suffering and their loved ones - most importantly we want to remind you - YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Tune in to feel normal. Tune in if you're currently struggling with your skin and looking for advice or want to gain a deeper understanding of how skin conditions like Eczema can affect suffers more than just visibly and how you can help. This episode provides listeners with great insight and advice into the struggles of eczema & TSW. Join our INSTA community of 3,000+ people all connecting through our experiences of our skin @ITCH_N_BITCH. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE TIK TOK OF LAUREN'S THAT WE DISCUSS IN THE EPISODE.
03:01
April 26, 2021
TOPICAL STEROID WITHDRAWAL: Awareness, Education & Understanding.
TOPICAL STEROID WITHDRAWAL: Awareness, Education & Understanding.
This episode is a must-listen if you are a user of Topical Steroids! COLLAB EPISODE WITH @ScratchThat.UK, for those who don't know Scratch That is an online information resource, community, and awareness campaign for a condition called Topical Steroid Withdrawal.ย  Never heard of TSW? Well if you are a user of topical steroids, you really should know. In this episode, Katie & Daisy chat to @TSWHarriet of Scratch That! Harriet starts off by telling the girls what TSW actually is through her own experiences and who can suffer it...ย We end the episode answering all the questions our followers have sent in and asked! Tune in to hear your questions answered and to gain more of an understanding of what TSW is and why we should be using our steroid creams more cautiously. TRIGGER WARNING: You might not be ready to hear what going through TSW is like, Harriet gives her first-hand experience, it's raw.. it's real.. If you do feel like it's getting too intense skip to just after 8 Minutes 40 in where our episode takes a positive spin and shows you that whilst TSW is SH*T it's not all bad, there are moments of normality and it does get better over time.ย  JOIN THE ITCH & BITCH COMMUNITY @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: this was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologise if there are any blips but can assure you it is clear. Thank You!
49:42
April 07, 2021
EP 4: VIDEO TEASER - TOPICAL STEROID WITHDRAWAL?
EP 4: VIDEO TEASER - TOPICAL STEROID WITHDRAWAL?
๐™’๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™จ ๐™๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ก ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ค๐™ž๐™™ ๐™’๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™๐™™๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ก?? Tune in to educate yourself, increase your understanding and ultimately help raise awareness of what #TSW is and why we should use our steroids more cautiously ๐Ÿ”—๐—™๐—จ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐——๐—˜๐Ÿ”—
01:29
March 31, 2021
VIDEO POD: international Women's Day Special - the story behind our friendship
VIDEO POD: international Women's Day Special - the story behind our friendship
To celebrate #InternationalWomenDayย we thought we would discuss why we set up @itch_n_bitch and share the story behind our friendship. We also #ChoooseToChallengeย โ the แดœษดส€แด‡แด€สŸษช๊œฑแด›ษชแด„ ส™แด‡แด€แดœแด›ส ๊œฑแด›แด€ษดแด…แด€ส€แด…๊œฑ แด›สœแด€แด› แด€ส€แด‡ แด„แด€แดœ๊œฑษชษดษข แดแด€ษดส แดกแดแดแด‡ษด แดœษดษดแด‡แด„แด‡๊œฑ๊œฑแด€ส€ส สœแด€ส€แด. ย We hereby pledge to keep posting about our skin conditions so that others suffering know they are not alone & skin conditions are normal and do not need to be hidden! It's not all sunshine & fluffy bunnies but it is easier when you have a whole gang of #itchybitchez behind you! #SkinPositivity. Itโ€™s taken us years to understand that skin positivity isnโ€™t about changing the appearance of your skin, itโ€™s about changing the way you see your skin. Help shift your mindset into a more positive space with the little reminders on these clothes. See our "Eczema Awareness" collection here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/itchNbitch
13:37
March 08, 2021
SOCIAL MEDIA & SKIN: The Good, the Bad & The Questionable Bodily Fluids.
SOCIAL MEDIA & SKIN: The Good, the Bad & The Questionable Bodily Fluids.
Tune in to find out what bodily fluids we've been told are the miracle cure for Eczema.... EWHHHHHH... Sorry, but you are going to laugh so hard with us in this episode.ย The perfect balance of serious and funny.ย  Daisy & Katie were lucky enough to be joined by the amazing Chloe AKA @CHLOEMAYCHAPMAN, a big name in the Eczema and skincare community! The girls talk all things skin & social media from the weird advice we've all received, negative experiences and how social media has changed the way they view their skin. JOIN THE ITCH & BITCH Instagram (click here).COMMUNITY.ย @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: this was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologise if there is any blips but can assure you it is clear. Thank You!
45:44
February 24, 2021
EP 3: VIDEO TEASER - SOCIAL MEDIA & SKIN: The Good, The Bad & The Questionable Bodily Fluids
EP 3: VIDEO TEASER - SOCIAL MEDIA & SKIN: The Good, The Bad & The Questionable Bodily Fluids
Tune in to find out what bodily fluids we've been told are the miracle cure for Eczema... EWHHHHHH... Sorry, but you are going to laugh so hard with us in this episode.ย The perfect balance of serious and funny. Daisy & Katie were lucky enough to be joined by the amazing Chloe AKA @CHLOEMAYCHAPMAN, a big name in the Eczema and skincare community! The girls talk all things skin & social media from the weird advice we've all received, negative experiences, and how social media has changed the way they view their skin. JOIN THE ITCH & BITCH Instagram (click here).COMMUNITY.ย @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: This was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologize if there are any blips but can assure you it is clear. Thank You!
01:19
February 22, 2021
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: Learning to love our skin conditions.
MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: Learning to love our skin conditions.
Tune in for some great tips for kicking that sinking feeling and, maybe for some reassurance that you are not alone in these feelings. In this episode hosts Katie & Daisy are joined by Alice (an Psoriasis sufferer) and Kizzi (an Eczema sufferer). The girls talk candidly about their experiences of how their skin conditions have affected their mental health, all of them connecting through their mutual understanding of their skin.ย  You can't hate your skin into healing but you can REACH OUT for help when you're having that sinking feeling. We understand that sometimes our skin conditions make us feel like we've lost control of our own bodies, which can be hard to overcome alone but we want to remind you...ย  YOU ARE NOT ALONE.ย ย  JOIN THE ITCH & BITCH Instagram (click here).COMMUNITY.ย @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: this was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologise if there is any blips but can assure you it is clear.ย  Thank You!
30:32
February 10, 2021
EP 2 : VIDEO TEASER - MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: Learning to love our skin conditions.
EP 2 : VIDEO TEASER - MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: Learning to love our skin conditions.
Tune in for some great tips for kicking that sinking feeling and, maybe for some reassurance that you are not alone in these feelings. In this episode hosts Katie & Daisy are joined by Alice (a Psoriasis sufferer) and Kizzi (an Eczema sufferer). The girls talk candidly about their experiences of how their skin conditions have affected their mental health, all of them connecting through their mutual understanding of their skin. You can't hate your skin into healing but you can REACH OUT for help when you're having that sinking feeling. We understand that sometimes our skin conditions make us feel like we've lost control of our own bodies, which can be hard to overcome alone but we want to remind you... YOU ARE NOT ALONE. JOIN THE ITCH & BITCH Instagram (click here) COMMUNITY.ย @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: This was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologize if there are any blips but can assure you it is clear. Thank You!
01:34
February 07, 2021
CHILDHOOD ECZEMA STORIES: 'EWH whats that?'
CHILDHOOD ECZEMA STORIES: 'EWH whats that?'
Listen to find out why Daisy didn't hold a guys hand for 5 years... In this 35 minute pilot episode of itch & bitch Katie, Daisy & Guest host Bethany reflect upon their experiences of having childhood Eczema that they never grew out of. The hosts talk from childhood all the way through to adulthood touching upon how contraception and TSW affected their skin.ย  Like what you hear? why not follow us on Instagram (click here). @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: this was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing reasons so we apologise if there is any blips but can assure you it is clear. Also this is our first ever podcast so editing will only get better from here. ย Thank You!
35:05
January 27, 2021
EP 1: VIDEO TEASER - CHILDHOOD ECZEMA: โ€˜EWH WHAT'S THAT?โ€™
EP 1: VIDEO TEASER - CHILDHOOD ECZEMA: โ€˜EWH WHAT'S THAT?โ€™
Listen to find out why Daisy didn't hold a guy's hand for 5 years... In this 35-minute pilot episode of itch n bitch Katie, Daisy & Guest host Bethany reflect upon their experiences of having childhood Eczema that they never grew out of. The hosts talk from childhood all the way through to adulthood touching upon how contraception and TSW affected their skin. Like what you hear? why not follow us on Instagram (click here) - @ITCH_N_BITCH Disclaimer: This was filmed via Zoom due to social distancing (lockdown) reasons so we apologize if there is any blips but can assure you it is clear. Also this is our first-ever podcast so editing will only get better from here. Thank You!
01:07
January 21, 2021