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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 Choices (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 comply with the Information Standard and 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 089 1122

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 June 2018.

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

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