Also known as: Atopic Eczema; Contact Dermatitis

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Please see below for reliable medical information on Eczema produced by alternative providers.

NHS website (contact dermatitis) (atopic eczema)

Patient UK (atopic eczema)

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

National Eczema Society

Helpline: 0800 448 0818

The Society is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1009671 and in Scotland No. SC043669. It provides information and support to anyone affected by eczema.  They produce a wide range of resources including an information pack for schools.

Group details last reviewed March 2023.

Eczema Outreach Support (EOS)

Helpline: Freephone 0800 622 6018 or 01505 840 395

Eczema Outreach Support (EOS) is a SCIO registered with the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity number SC042392. Eczema Outreach Support provides practical and emotional support to over 4,000 children with eczema living across the UK and their families. They provide support to parents and carers, children, young people, medical professionals and education professionals.

Group details added March 2024.

Information and support in the UK for eczema is also provided by Allergy UK (see entry Allergies).

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