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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Eczema in warm weather
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Emollients and eczema webinar
Webinar: 26 May 2021, 1-2pm. In this webinar, we explain why it’s so important to use emollients and how to get maximum benefit from them. The information is intended for adults who have eczema and parents of children with eczema.