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)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
eczema (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
eczema (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (4) eczema (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)

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)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea constant tiredness 3 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (8) pain (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (6 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth somnolence 1 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (4 evaluations)
Side effects
itching under skin
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
eczema (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
elevated liver enzymes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
eczema (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
rash or skin problems sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4) eczema (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (5) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
balanced translocation balance problems 8 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (4) depressed mood (1)
  • 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?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 32
20s 177
30s 295
40s 282
50s 223
60s 123
70+ 38
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 334
20-29 years 78
30-39 years 62
40-49 years 47
50-59 years 25
60-69 years 5
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 308
Female 872

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 660
Not Diagnosed 58

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