HealthDay – Dr. Joshua Zeichner: "Childhood Eczema Often Persists Into Adulthood, Study Finds"
Many children with eczema will continue to have symptoms of the skin condition as adults, new research suggests.
Although eczema, or "atopic dermatitis," often begins during childhood, the new study found that kids with eczema will likely experience flare-ups into their 20s. In some cases, the researchers added, people could be dealing with the skin ailment throughout their lifetime. "Eczema is a skin disease that usually occurs in young children. These patients have sensitive skin, prone to inflammation, infections and allergies," said Joshua Zeichner, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital. "Itching is a hallmark of the disease and it is associated with significant health care costs, impairment of quality of life and interpersonal relationships, and lost time at school and work." Learn more