Childhood Eczema: An Environmental Scan

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3.0 FINDINGS FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN

3.1 Introduction

The following section of the report provides an overview according to specified topic areas regarding childhood eczema. Initially, the section begins with an in-depth look at the epidemiology of childhood eczema. The epidemiology is followed by a discussion about the causes and triggers of childhood eczema and details of other health issues and concerns children afflicted with eczema may also suffer from. Next, the environmental and psychosocial factors related to having the chronic condition is presented in order to understand the burden of illness suffered by children, their parents and families as they live day-to-day. Finally, the overview by topic area concludes with a discussion surrounding conventional treatment and alternative therapy highlights.