Eczema is often thought of as a childhood disease, but did you know that atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema, affects over 16 million adults? AD is a chronic inflammatory skin disease which results in widespread rashes and patches of dry, itchy skin. When it is not controlled, patients with AD suffer from itching, scratching, dryness, scaling, red and inflamed skin, and trouble sleeping. AD is strongly associated with other allergic diseases, such as hay fever, asthma and food allergy.
If you have eczema that is uncontrolled, talk to your allergist to discuss effective and safe treatment options to get you back in control!