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 for eczema

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

(Clobex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
201
Tried for
eczema (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cortizone-10)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
518
Tried for
eczema (3)

Data from patients with eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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)

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

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (1 evaluation)
Side effects
atopic dermatitis joint pain in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
eczema (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has eczema on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 8 new patients joined this month
  • 612 say eczema is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 30
20s 134
30s 331
40s 325
50s 269
60s 181
70+ 85
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 347
20-29 years 79
30-39 years 65
40-49 years 47
50-59 years 27
60-69 years 8
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 370
Female 1001

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 694
Not Diagnosed 62

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