About 15 percent of all children have to deal with eczema in the course of their life. This is the bad news. But there is also a good one: Most of the time, the disease goes away. However, there are also people affected who have to deal with it for a lifetime. And even adults who get eczema for the first time very late.
Neurodermatitis – how long does the skin disease last?
The decisive factor for the length of a neurodermatitis disease is when the skin disease first occurs. Rule of thumb: the younger, the shorter. About half of the children who developed neurodermatitis in the first year of life survived the disease after three years. That explains it Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) on gesundheitsinformation.de,
With older children it usually takes longer for the disease to disappear – for the vast majority then forever.
But there are neurodermatitis patients who never get rid of the annoying scratching – or who suddenly return after a long break. “It has nothing to do with dealing with the disease, it’s just bad luck,” said Munich dermatologist Christoph Liebich from Professional association of Germans dermatologists (BVDD),
Neurodermatitis as an adult – what are the causes?
Similar to many so-called teething adult neurodermatitis is often a particularly severe variant of the disease. This points to German skin and allergy Help (DHA) hin: Large areas of skin are often reddened, with very severe itching. In many cases, adult neurodermatitis also runs in phases gesundheitsinformation.de – sometimes it is stronger, sometimes weaker.