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October Is Eczema Awareness Month


If you have eczema, or care for someone who does, you know it can be a frustrating disease. This skin condition can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and tricky to manage.

Atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, affects about 16.5 million Americans. Those who have it know it’s much more than “dry skin,” “sensitive skin” or a “rash.” But many who aren’t familiar with eczema don’t realize the social, emotional and financial impact it can have on people and families who manage it.

October is Eczema Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing information to help people learn more about the impact of eczema. And we encourage you to join us in spreading the word.

We have several resources and tools to help you tell others about eczema:

There is a lot about eczema that is misunderstood. Help us teach people about eczema for better treatment, research, understanding and overall awareness!

Do you have eczema? Join our free online community to talk to others with eczema in a safe, supportive environment. You will also get updates on allergy and eczema news and research from our blog.


The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in.

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