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Adult eczema

Adult eczema is marked by a large diversity in the expression of the disease and in the experience of the people affected. Some people live very well with their eczema; with time, they become "used to" it in a way. For others, eczema is a real "plague", a burden that they would gladly do without.

Atopic eczema

A certain number of adults suffer from atopic eczema. The disease was often already a part of their childhood and continues or reappears during adulthood after years of remission. In some cases, it appears for the first time during adulthood. The main areas affected by eczema plaques are the face, neck, hands and skin folds. The condition is sometimes more widespread (severe eczema). Skin dryness and itching are often intense.

Contact eczema

Contact eczema is another type of eczema that can affect adults, especially in their work environment. It sometimes leads to a job change or redeployment, which can be very hard to deal with.

Hand eczema

Hand eczema in adults can be the expression of atopic eczema and/or contact eczema. It is triggered and/or aggravated by allergic or irritant events: contact with detergents or soaps, humidity, maceration, cold, rubbing, scratching, peeling off bits of skin, etc. It is classified as chronic eczema because the disease is marked by flare-ups interrupted by remission phases.

In adults, the highly visible nature of the lesions is very problematic: the adult affected by eczema often loses self-confidence and finds it hard to maintain professional, social and romantic relationships. Patients must not hesitate to call on their loved ones or on health professionals for help. They can also contact a patients' association, such as the French Eczema Association. Talking to other people affected by the same disease can often help you to feel better and less alone.