What is eczema?
Eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a non-contagious, inflammatory dry skin condition that can affect people from early infancy to old age. The most common form, atopic eczema, affects 1 in 5 children and 1 in 10 adults in the UK.
The skin is often unbearably itchy – the urge to scratch can be irresistible – and during a flare-up it can also be red, cracked, sore and raw. Alongside the painful physical symptoms, many children and adults experience related sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and other mental health problems.
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Monkeypox and eczema
Monkeypox is a rare infection that appears on the skin as raised spots, which turn into small blisters filled with fluid. People with atopic eczema may be more likely to experience certain side effects from the monkeypox vaccine.
Global initiative highlights unmet needs of people with eczema
New study finds low treatment satisfaction, poor control of eczema symptoms, high psychosocial burden and…