Childhood Eczema Sufferers can Face Problem for Lifetime

EczemaChildren with eczema can suffer the problem even in their adult life and the problem can persist for a lifetime also. A new research has based its findings on the assessment of 7,100 children.

On the basis of analysis of symptoms of eczema, Dr. David Margolis from University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine said it is probable that eczema does not go away with childhood and remains active with mild to moderate symptoms.

Symptoms of eczema were studied in 7,100 children for around five years. After every six months, they were asked whether they suffer from eczema. It was found that around 64% of the patients suffered eczema symptoms at least once in six months. They used medication to get relief.

The problem decreased after age 20 and after passing this age, 50% of the participants did not face any problem for more than six months.

"Physicians who treat children with mild to moderate AD should tell children and their caregivers that AD is a lifelong illness with periods of waxing and waning skin problems", affirmed researchers.

Parents having children with eczema should be quite careful. They should take good care of their children's skin and keep a close watch on children during their adolescence age. People have sensitive skin are at more risk to have frequent bouts with infection and inflammation.

People with eczema should remain alert about their condition and discuss best options for treatment with their doctor. Moreover, they should make some changes in their lifestyle and keep good care of their skin to keep the condition under control. The research has been published in the JAMA Dermatology.