Eczema can be very itchy, prompting sufferers to scratch the affected spots, which then leaves ugly red scarring. Photo: Alamy

Eczema: its causes, how to get relief from the itching, and the promise of new treatments

  • Adele, the Duchess of Cambridge, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt all suffer from eczema, an irritation for which there is no cure
  • Some sufferers have it in their genes, others get it from something that breaks the skin, such as ear piercings. New treatments offer them fresh hope
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Eczema can be very itchy, prompting sufferers to scratch the affected spots, which then leaves ugly red scarring. Photo: Alamy
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