AKA: Atopic dermatitis

What it is!

Atopic dermatitis (eczema) is a condition that makes your skin red and itchy. It's common in children but can occur at any age. Atopic dermatitis is long lasting and tends to flare periodically and then subside.
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Facts about Eczema

Fact #1

Experts predict that 15% of young children suffer from atopic eczema. It is more common in urban areas than rural, small families than large families and in wealthier families. The reasons for this are unclear.

Fact #2

Eczema, asthma and hayfever are all; closely related. They are all atopic conditions with a strong familial basis. It is estimated that approximately 50% of children with eczema will develop asthma or hayfever.

Fact #3

In the last 30 years the number of people with eczema has doubled!