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What Is Eczema?

Authors
  • Scollan, Margaret E.1
  • Lauren, Christine T.2
  • 1 Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY , (United States)
  • 2 Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Frontiers for Young Minds
Publisher
Frontiers Media SA
Publication Date
May 10, 2022
Volume
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3389/frym.2022.764748
Source
Frontiers
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Human Health
  • Core Concept
License
Green

Abstract

Do you get red and itchy rashes that just do not seem to go away? You may have atopic dermatitis, sometimes called eczema, the most common skin disease in children and teenagers. In this article, we describe how to recognize eczema and what causes it. Then we discuss the various treatments for eczema and strategies to help prevent it. Finally, we discuss the impact eczema can have on a person’s life.

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