No, atopic eczema cannot be cured, but with appropriate care, it can be eased.
Living with atopic eczema
is a chronic illness that may be present throughout one’s entire life. The inflammation can be treated using topical corticosteroids. However, atopic eczema is a structural defect of the skin. Babies having had eczema at a very young age may never have another flare-up, but will continue to have very dry skin. If the skin is not treated properly, it can be come itchy and the eczema may reappear.
What to do
Atopic eczema cannot be cured, but with appropriate care, it can be eased. Good practices can be learnt and become part of one’s daily routine. By learning to recognise the first symptoms and triggers, and treating them properly, eczema flare-ups can become ancient history. There are atopic eczema centres throughout France. For more information, visit Pierre Fabre’s Fondation Dermatite Atopique