Eczema is an umbrella term for a group of autoimmune diseases that affect the skin. The most common and chronic form of eczema – also known as atopic dermatitis – typically causes patches of dry, itchy skin that may worsen and can erupt into a rash when scratched.


Allergy prevalence: useful facts and figures

Allergy UK

Information about allergy prevalence and allergy types, including skin allergies and eczema.

Atopic dermatitis 101 for adults

National Eczema Association

FAQ for adults living with eczema or atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis 101 for parents

National Eczema Association

FAQ for parents of children living with eczema or atopic dermatitis.

Eczema facts

Eczema Association Australasia

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a recurring, non-infectious, inflammatory skin condition affecting one in three Australasians at some stage throughout their lives.

Glossary of skin care terms

National Eczema Association

Hand eczema guide

Eczema Society of Canada

Hand eczema, or hand dermatitis, describes any type of eczema that develops on the hands. It is commonly job-related and can be made worse by factors including frequent hand washing and exposure to chemicals. Hand eczema may require specific testing and treatments.

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