What is the outlook for people with eczema?

Nearly half of children with eczema will outgrow the condition or experience great improvement by the time they reach puberty. Others will continue to have some form of the disease. For adults with eczema, the disease can be generally well-managed with good skin care and treatment, although flare-ups of symptoms can occur throughout life.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 01/10/2017.

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