Eczema is a name for a group of skin conditions – of which atopic eczema, (also known as ‘atopic dermatitis’) is the most common. This condition often occurs in people who are prone to other common allergies. It can run in families and often develops alongside other conditions such as asthma and hay fever.
The NHS provides the following summary of those most affected by eczema:
About one in five children in the UK has atopic eczema. In 8 out of 10 cases, the condition develops before a child reaches the age of five. Many children develop it before their first birthday. Read more »