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“Some people mistakenly regard eczema as a childhood disease and not a serious health problem for adults, he said.
“People who aren’t familiar with the disease might say, ‘It’s just eczema.’ But for many patients, it’s not ‘just eczema.’ It can be debilitating,” Silverberg said in a news release from the American Academy of Dermatology.
The intense itching and dry, red patches of skin can make daily tasks and physical activities difficult, he said. Some evidence suggests it leads to poorer job performance, disrupts sleep, and contributes to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, he explained.
Also, someone with visible eczema may feel social stigma if others incorrectly believe the disease is contagious or associated with poor hygiene, Silverberg said.”