The prevalence of atopic eczema in young children is acknowledged to be 20% in the UK. The condition of eczematous skin improves for many people as they get older and is reported to drop to around 11% by the age of 13 years. Those who continue to have visible eczema as teenagers tend to be more severely affected – both physically and in terms of self-confidence.

For more information on helping your teenager – or yourself, if you are a teenager – manage eczema, please see our Guide for Teenagers with Eczema