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World Atopic Eczema Day - 14 September 2020

What is eczemaToday is World Eczema Day which is dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis).

Eczema can impact significantly on the quality of life for both the person with eczema and their carer.

The National Allergy Strategy recently developed new information about managing eczema for our 250K youth project. To support this information, a new video animation has been created, firstly for our 250K young adult website, and a teen version will be available soon.

The National Allergy Strategy has also developed information sheets to help people with eczema understand how to use bleach baths and wet dressings.



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Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.


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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient support organisation for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | 250K Youth Project | Food service | Drug allergy | Shared Care Model

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