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What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema.1 It’s a chronic inflammatory skin disease that can affect both adults and children.2 It makes the skin red, itchy and inflamed.3

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  12. National Eczema Association. Earning your place in the sun. Accessible online: (Accessed: 30 August 2023).
  13. American Academy of Dermatology. How can I find eczema triggers outdoors? Acessible online: (Accessed: 30 August 2023).

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