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Atopic eczema

Complications

People with atopic eczema can sometimes develop further physical and psychological problems.

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The main symptom of atopic eczema is patches of skin that are itchy, dry, cracked and sore.

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.

Atopic eczema is a common skin condition that causes patches of skin that are itchy, cracked and sore.

Page last reviewed: 05/12/2019
Next review due: 05/12/2022