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Atopic eczema is the most common form of eczema. It mainly affects children, but can continue into adulthood.
The skin can become itchy, red, dry and cracked. Keeping the skin moisturised is crucial.
There's lots of things we can do to help
The symptoms of atopic eczema may always be present. They can become worse during a flare-up, needing additional treatment.
Find out what eczema is as well as the types, treatments and resources to read and download
Keeping skin moisturised using emollients (medical moisturisers) is key to managing all types of eczema with topical steroids commonly used to bring flare ups under control.
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