Eczema

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
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Abstract

This interactive flowchart covers: the management of atopic eczema in children aged up to 12 years treatments for eczema in adults and young people aged 13 years and over.Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic inflammatory itchy skin condition that usually develops in early childhood and follows a remitting and relapsing course. It often has a genetic component that leads to the breakdown of the skin barrier. This makes the skin susceptible to trigger factors, including irritants and allergens, which can make the eczema worse. Although atopic eczema is not often thought of as a serious medical condition, it can have a significant impact on quality of life.