Josh: RINVOQ helps this skater put itch & rash in its place

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RINVOQ is a prescription medicine used to treat adults and children 12 years of age and older with moderate to severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) that did not respond to previous treatment and their eczema is not well controlled with other pills or injections, including biologic medicines, or the use of other pills or injections is not recommended.

Individual results may vary.

Please see Safety Considerations at the end of this video

JOSH: Hi. My name is Joshua. I have moderate to severe eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis.

Most of the stuff that I enjoy is skateboarding or hanging out with friends.

I see skateboarding as, like, an escape.

It’s basically a huge community of people that all just came together because they didn’t fit in in school.

But I noticed that I wasn’t the same as all the other kids. I had severe skin problems compared to them, and it was always looked at as a little different than everybody else.

Because skating’s, you know, a sport, you get really sweaty and sweat irritates your rashes. 

And the more and more rashes that started to show up, the worse it got. 

I’ve been dealing with eczema since about I was born.

My most common symptoms were scaliness and red rashes.

The itching was constant throughout the day. It was like…hot needles going into your skin constantly. Most nights I would almost itch myself to sleep.

For the most part, it was my grandfather and my mom that would take me to all my doctors’ appointments and talked with the doctor about what to do.

It’s definitely important to be open and talk to your doctor. My relationship with my doctor is very open. I can talk to her about anything.

With all the medications I tried, nothing still gave me the results I was looking for.

A little while after being on RINVOQ, it was incredible. Now, I barely think about the itch.

It basically cleared me up. It was great. I saw a huge difference in my skin. It was clearing up very fast.

It’s one pill, once a day. That’s one of the things I love about RINVOQ.

Because my skin is clearer and I have less itch, I finally feel comfortable in my own skin.

I skate all the time. I always try and take every day as I can.

My advice for somebody would be don’t give up. Just keep pushing through it.

I hope that they realize that no matter what, they’re not alone.


Safety Considerations

RINVOQ may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Serious infections. RINVOQ can lower ability to fight infections. Serious infections, some fatal, occurred, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
  • Increased risk of death in people age 50+ with at least 1 heart disease risk factor.
  • Cancer and immune system problems. Increased risk of some cancers, including lymphoma and skin. Current or past smokers have higher risk for lymphoma and lung cancer.
  • Increased risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in people 50+ with at least 1 heart disease risk factor, especially in current or past smokers.
  • Blood clots, some fatal, in veins of the legs or lungs and arteries. This occurred more often in people 50+ with at least 1 heart disease risk factor.
  • Serious allergic reactions. Do not take if allergic to RINVOQ or its ingredients.
  • Tears in the stomach or intestines; changes in certain laboratory test results.

Please see additional Important Safety Information on this webpage.