People with atopic eczema can sometimes develop further physical and psychological problems.
Atopic eczema is a common skin condition that causes patches of skin that are itchy, cracked and sore.
The main symptom of atopic eczema is patches of skin that are itchy, dry, cracked, sore and red.
You're more likely to get atopic eczema if you have allergies or other family members with conditions like atopic eczema, asthma or hay fever.
Treatments for atopic eczema include emollients (moisturising treatments) and steroid creams.
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