Sarah had experienced eczema around her eyes for five years. Although she had suffered from some minor outbreaks as a child, this eczema around her eyes had flared up suddenly at the age of 24, and had become a chronic pattern.
Eczema is a common health complaint, affecting an estimated 5-20% of children and 3-10% of adults in the UK. The number of people experiencing eczema in urban areas and developed countries is on the increase. While we are familiar with eczema symptoms and types of eczema treatment, what remains a mystery are the causes of eczema, why it occurs in the first place and why it often becomes chronic.
Allergies are a widespread and growing issue, with the numbers going up by 5% each year. 1 in 3 people will be affected by an allergy at some point in their lives.
Although allergy awareness is growing and ‘free from’ product ranges are becoming more widely available, simply avoiding the triggers or taking medication is not enough for many people.
Certain Important questions still remain unanswered:
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