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.
The term adult-onset Atopic Dermatitis (AD) (onset >18 years) was introduced by Bannister and Freeman from Australia, subsequently few reports and series were reported from other parts of the world.[2,3,4] However, there are no clinico-epidemiological studies from India probably due to lack of awareness or non acceptance of the concept of adult onset AD.
As an adult, my wife and I were left on our own to learn about the disease and discover doctors who knew about it. We obtained support and information from the National Eczema Association (NEA). We became active with NEA for our own good, and through our participation, have helped others with severe eczema.
Feb 28, 2010 · 10 Things to Know About Adult Eczema. Merely MeCommunity Member Feb 28, 2010. If you have always thought that eczema is only a skin condition of childhood, think again. Adults can Author: Merely Me.