I was interrogated, humiliated and “kicked” off a flight over my ECZEMA

A WOMAN claims she was thrown from a plane when she was asked about her eczema.

Sharing her experience on TikTok, Jacqueline was forced to prove her chronic condition after cabin crew wrongly assumed she had monkey pox.

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Jacqueline said on TikTok that she was taken off a plane to the US when cabin crew mistook her eczema for monkey poxCredit: TikTok/ jacqueline.ngu
She said she was

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She said she was “humbled” by the experienceCredit: TikTok/ jacqueline.ngu

Eczema causes a dry, red rash on various parts of the body. Sometimes there is bleeding or crusting on the wounds.

It is not contagious like monkeypox, which first spread to the UK, US, Europe and elsewhere since May.

Monkeypox causes sores on the skin that begin to look like chickenpox, before turning into blisters that ulcerate and scab over.

Jacqueline, who had taken a Spirit Airlines flight to the United States, wrote: “They took me off the plane in front of everyone with my wife to ask me about the eczema I had my life.

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“They asked me to provide medical documents and told my wife to watch her attitude.

“I have never been so humiliated in my life.”

In another follow-up TikTok video, she wrote, “We were able to board the flight again after presenting a tube of my prescribed eczema cream…

“My wife called the CRO for being discriminating (that’s when she was told there was no need for an ‘attitude’.

“As we were getting off the plane, a flight attendant was walking down the aisle and when she saw me, she turned and walked the other way, not even looking at me as if the eye contact spread it.

“It’s happened to other people who weren’t lucky enough to have something with them as ‘proof’.”

Jacqueline said people with skin conditions such as eczema “expected” discrimination during the moneypox outbreak.

Other users commented on his post that they fear being out in public and having their skin condition, such as acne or psoriasis, mistaken for monkey pox.

It comes after a Madrid man was wrongly accused of traveling on a busy train with monkeypox – which was actually the rare neurofibromatosis of the skin.

A photo of the unnamed man has gone viral after a self-proclaimed doctor posted it on Twitter.

monkeypox rash

Monkeypox causes a rash a few days after flu-like symptoms, such as muscle and joint pain, headache, and fever.

The rash initially looks a bit like chicken pox and there may be many lesions or just a few.

Then the marks on the skin turn into pus-filled blisters.

Experts wrote in the British Journal of Dermatology that the most common skin lesions are rare pseudo-pustules.

With standard pustules, most of the time you can scrape off the top layer of the lesion to get to the pus.

But with pseudo-pustules, they are white and solid.

Over time, these pseudo-pustules can become necrotic and lead to ulcers, before crusting over.

Previously, monkeypox was known to start as a rash on the face and hands before spreading to the body.

But dermatologists said a study of new cases suggests the blisters tend to be in one place on the body.

The rash appeared more often on gentiels than before.

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People can mistake the rash on their genital area for an STI such as herpes or syphilis, experts have warned.

Health bosses warn that if you have symptoms of monkeypox, go to a sexual health clinic. In the UK you can call 111.

Eczema causes a dry red rash that may bleed or scab over

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Eczema causes a dry red rash that may bleed or scab overCredit: Getty – Contributor
The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) produced a collage of monkeypox rash lesions

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The UK Health Safety Agency (UKHSA) produced a collage of monkeypox rash lesionsCredit: AFP
This image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows examples of monkeypox lesions

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This image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows examples of monkeypox lesionsCredit: Reuters



I was interrogated, humiliated and “kicked” off a flight over my ECZEMA

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