ABOUT ECZEMA (atopic dermatitis)

Take a deeper look at eczema

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that affects millions of people nationwide. And for every one of those affected, the experience can be different. Symptoms can begin during childhood or much later in life and range from mild to severe. Eczema can also look and feel different from person to person.

Signs and symptoms of moderate-to-severe eczema may include:

  • Intense itching
  • Inflamed skin that looks red or discolored, depending on skin tone
  • Bumpy skin
  • Oozing skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Scaly skin

Eczema may look different depending on skin tone.

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In lighter skin tones, eczema often looks red.

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In darker skin tones, eczema may appear as darker patches and redness may not be as visible.

Photos enhanced to illustrate moderate-to-severe eczema.

What causes eczema?

Eczema may be caused by various factors, such as genes or triggers in your environment.

But your immune system may also play a role, as seen in the process below:

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IRREGULAR IMMUNE RESPONSE

Eczema can be caused in part by an irregular immune response within the skin.

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INFLAMMATION

This immune response is thought to contribute to inflammation in the skin.

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SIGNS OF ECZEMA

Inflammation contributes to the signs of eczema you see on the skin’s surface.

Eczema is a widespread condition

If you’ve experienced the effects of eczema, you know how much of a burden it can be—and you’re not alone. In the U.S., about 8.7 million people (12 and older) have moderate-to-severe eczema. For many of those people, managing symptoms can be a real struggle.

A study of 1,064 people showed

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do not have control over their moderate-to-severe eczema

Stay informed

The more you know about eczema, the more prepared you can be to have meaningful conversations about your treatment options.

Talk to a doctor and see if CIBINQO is right for your or your teen’s moderate-to-severe eczema.

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