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 relentless – and during an eczema flare-up the skin 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.
*SM Langan. Atopic Dermatitis. The Lancet. Vol 396 August 1, 2020. © National Eczema Society 2023. All rights reserved | charity registration no. 1009671
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