Eczema Facts

Studies have shown that 60% of children who have a parent with atopic eczema also have the condition. If both parents have atopic eczema, there is an 80% chance that a child will also have the condition.
-  The NHS

United Kingdom

 

    • It is thought that in about 30% of children with eczema, food may be a trigger, but a much smaller group than this (about 10%) will have food as their main or only trigger. A small number of children with eczema may be helped by changes in diet. – askamum.co.uk
    • Around two-thirds will be virtually clear of the condition by the time they reach their mid-teens.  - askamum.co.uk
    • Eczema affects 5 million children and adults in the UK every year. – YourDoctorMedical
    • An estimated 1.7 million children in the UK have eczema, and the numbers appear to be rising. – Action.org
    • Many children with atopic eczema go on to develop asthma or hay fever in later life. All three conditions seem to have a hereditary element and they all involve an allergic response to environmental triggers. – Action.org
    • Of children who have atopic dermatitis, 65 percent show signs in the first year of life and 90 percent show signs within the first five years. Half of all affected children improve between ages 5 and 15. – Childrenshospital.org
    • 40-50% of children with eczema have asthma , hay fever or both. –  Eczemacanada.ca

 

Other Countries / Worldwide

 

  • Australia – An estimated 15% of infants and young children in Australian suffer from Eczema, and more then half of these individuals already have or will develop asthma or hay fever. – Eczemadoctors.com
  • Germany – Two percent to 3 percent of the German population has food allergies. The prevalence in children is 3 percent to 6 percent, but can be up to 30 percent in high-risk groups, such as children with eczema.  - Barbfeick.com
  • South Africa – Food allergy tends to be more common in children (up to 6%) than in adults. In selected groups, such as children with eczema, the prevalence of food allergy may be as high as 25%. - Barbfeick.com
  • USA – Health care provider visits for contact dermatitis and other eczemas, which include atopic dermatitis are 7 million per year. - Barbfeick.com
  • Worldwide – Increases in the prevalence of allergies , asthma and eczema were more commonly seen in children among the ages of 6 and 7 than among children ages 13 and 14. - Barbfeick.com

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