Eczema

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What is eczema?

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding.

Common symptoms reported by people with eczema

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with eczema

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
fatigue (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
eczema (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
eczema (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (2) eczema (2)

Data from patients with eczema, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with eczema

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth excessive thirst (polydipsia) 7 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (5) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
difficulty sleeping
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
slurred speech stiffness in jaw 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
depressed mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain headaches 2 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
eczema (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness dizziness
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (4) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
eczema (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) eczema (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eczema, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has eczema on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 5 new patients joined this month
  • 555 say eczema is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 34
20s 170
30s 327
40s 311
50s 245
60s 146
70+ 55
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 343
20-29 years 80
30-39 years 66
40-49 years 47
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 6
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 342
Female 961

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 686
Not Diagnosed 62

These charts show data from eczema patients who have completed their condition history
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