Eczema that manifests itself any time after the age of 18 is considered to be adult-onset eczema. Adult-onset eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition and symptoms might be mild or more severe, just as with eczema in children and youth. The exact cause of adult-onset eczema is not known. It could be genetic, environmental, or immunological.
In adults, atopic dermatitis (AD) often develops on skin around the eyes. Adults can get any type of eczema, including atopic dermatitis (AD), which many people consider a childhood disease. When AD begins after your 18 th birthday, dermatologists call it adult-onset atopic dermatitis. You’d receive this diagnosis if you never had AD before.
Feb 28, 2010 · The National Eczema Association says it is common for adults to experience having "hand eczema," which is characterized by itchy, scaly patches of Author: Merely Me.
Adult-onset of atopic eczema, which is when symptoms occur after the age of 18, can be a difficult diagnosis to make. It is thought that atopic eczema in adults is an under-recognized and also an under-reported condition. 1.
Tom talks about dealing with an adult diagnosis of atopic dermatitis. So far as I know, I didn’t have eczema until September 1988, when I turned 54 years old. I had no history of hay fever or skin conditions or asthma. My wife Carolyn and I were on a short holiday to Santa Fe, New Mexico.