Atopic dermatitis (AD), a common form of eczema, is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry, itchy skin that goes through periods of fares and periods of clearing. During times of fare the skin can become very itchy and painful, and skin becomes red and inflamed. AD patients can have periods of remission; however, some patients never experience complete remission from these life altering symptoms. In the past two years, 29% of respondents have seen a doctor four or more times due to their AD, and 22% have seen three or more different doctors to manage their AD.
The Eczema Society of Canada Patient Insights report details the survey data collected from both the adult and children’s survey, and refects the insights gathered through survey responses from Canadians impacted by AD.