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Adult eczema

Adult eczema

What is adult eczema?
Adults can develop any type of eczema. Within this section, you’ll find information about adult atopic dermatitis (AD). This type of eczema usually begins by 5 years of age. It may go away during childhood, but it’s also possible to have AD as adult. A few people develop AD when they’re an adult.

Is atopic dermatitis contagious? No

Man scratching his arm
Can adults get eczema?

Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis (AD), is a common childhood disease. When adults get AD, it affects the skin differently. Here’s what to look for.

Man rubbing his eye
Adults with eczema should watch for eye problems

AD can affect more than your skin. Knowing the signs of these eye problems could save your eyesight.

A young man sitting on the ground
Adults with eczema too often suffer in silence

The writer of the British TV series Criminal Justice has lived with atopic dermatitis (AD) for most of his life. Here’s what he wants other adults living with AD to know.

Coping with adult eczema

Is atopic dermatitis (AD) forcing you to live a sedentary lifestyle? These tips from a world champion softball player and others with AD could help.