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At what age do people get eczema?

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Most people get eczema when they're babies or young children. Often, symptoms improve when a kid becomes a grown-up.

It's less common, but possible, to get it as an adult. When that happens it's usually because you have another condition like thyroid disease, hormone changes, or stress.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Atopic dermatitis: Who gets and causes."

CDC: "Psoriasis."

National Eczema Association: "Eczema," "Symptoms of Eczema," "Causes & Triggers," "Treatment."

National Psoriasis Foundation: "About Psoriasis," "Life with Psoriasis," "Causes and Known Triggers," "Psoriasis Treatments."

O'Neill, J. , April 2011. Acta Dermato-Venereologica

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 30, 2018

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