Hills Allergy and Specialists Clinic

Eczema (Children and Adults)

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic skin condition causing red and extremely itchy skin. Eczema affects people of all ages and is most common in babies and can have a significant negative impact on the quality of sleep and life for children and adults.

Eczema occurring in early infancy usually starts in the first 6 months of life and affects around 20% of children under two years of age. The eczema usually improves significantly between the ages of two to five years but it may be followed by recurrent eczema in the creases of the elbows, behind the knees, and other areas of body.

Adults with eczema, particularly severe eczema can have significant impact on the quality of life, sleep, relationships, education and work. There are NEWER treatments available which can significantly reduce the need for topical steroids.

Whilst there is no cure for eczema currently, but eczema can be effectively managed with moisturisers and topical steroids. There are other treatments available such as biologic agents for patients with severe eczema. Our specialists can assess and advise you if this treatment is a suitable option for your child or yourself.

Children and Adult Allergy Services are Available at Our Norwest Clinic

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