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.

How do members experience eczema?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with eczema*

*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.

Top treatments taken by people for eczema*

*Data from patients with eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with eczema*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment

(Cortizone-10)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (1 evaluation)
Side effects
atopic dermatitis joint pain in hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
eczema (3)
Treatment

(Clobex)
Perceived effectiveness
for eczema (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
eczema (2)

*Data from patients with eczema, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has eczema on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 30
20s 128
30s 364
40s 351
50s 290
60s 196
70+ 105

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 410
Female 1,053