Eczema is an umbrella term for a group of autoimmune diseases that affect the skin. The most common and chronic form of eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, typically causes patches of dry, itchy skin that may worsen and erupt into a rash when scratched.
Life with eczema and atopic dermatitis is not easy, and can feel very limited. People not only face significant physical symptoms, but often endure a significant negative impact on their emotional wellbeing, from an inability to sleep to social exclusion and depression or anxiety.
We believe that gathering a better understanding of what matters most – both in terms of the issues faced and future aspirations – can lead to action that promotes better lives for those with eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Whether you care for someone with eczema or atopic dermatitis, or live with it yourself, your perspective is key to helping us spark an international conversation focused on living with this disease. We are working to gather the issues that matter to people living with eczema and atopic dermatitis, and will use the combined information to bring about positive change.
Please take 5 minutes and complete our quick survey. You can then compare your answers with those of the rest of the community!
Thank you for taking the survey, your responses will help to raise awareness of what is most important to people living with eczema or atopic dermatitis around the world.
Explore the data by region and view how your country is affected by Eczema.
Ability to study or work
Ability to sleep well
Participation in regular exercise
Ability to wear the clothes they'd like
family events / social activities
Total work/school days lost due to eczema or atopic dermatitis
United Arab Emirates
Not at all
Not very well
Timely and regular access to primary care
Timely access to specialist care
Information about available treatments
Relief from physical symptoms
Encouraged to talk about the impact of eczema or atopic dermatitis on self-esteem, relationships and independence
Your responses will be pooled to protect your privacy; all data will be under the care of the International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations. The aggregated results will be shown visually on the AltogetherEczema website. You will be able to compare your answers with the results of others who have answered the survey and filter by demographic. You are not required to disclose your name in order to take the survey and other participants will not be able to see your identity or individual answers. No information will be tracked back to the individual.