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One third of patients experience a negative impact on their daily life

One third of patients experience a negative impact on their daily life


  • In France, atopic dermatitis affects 3.6% of the population and is the second most common skin disease.
  • Atopic dermatitis is a common impairment in women (women: 65.2%/men: 34.8%) and tends to decrease with age.

according to survey Atopic Dermatitis Patients Satisfaction Survey and Unmet Needs Conducted for Eli Lilly, more than a third of those surveyed struggle daily to deal with the impact their symptoms have on their mental health and daily life. Indeed, 37% of them said that they suffer from sleep disturbances, 36% experience difficulties in performing their daily tasks, 26% indicate that the disease has a negative impact on their intimate life, and 26% suffer from depression.

‘Sleep very disturbed’

“During severe crises, sleep is severely disturbed by itching. For my part, this itch is located on the face, back, forearms, neck, scalp, legs and sometimes intimate parts. Despite topical treatments, antihistamines and sometimes sleeping pills, nothing helps! Awakening is painful by Oozing, raw wounds”, says Pauline, 34, a member of the French Eczema Association.

What are the goals of treatment?

About 75% of the participants also reported that they did not have an in-depth discussion with a healthcare professional about the goals of their treatment. Among the respondents, the most important goals were freedom from itching (86%), rapid improvement in skin quality (84%) and restoration of disease control (82%).

Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is a chronic inflammatory disease that can manifest as dry skin, intense itching, and recurrent skin lesions that can lead to secondary infections.