A closer look at eczema

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a chronic and common condition. And there is no cure. Almost 18 million adults and children in the United States live with eczema.

Genetic factors are one cause of eczema. If you have a parent with asthma, hay fever, or eczema, you may be more likely to develop eczema.

Eczema often appears as a rough, red skin rash, and is often accompanied by oozing, crusted bumps. Eczema can happen almost anywhere on the skin. It may also look different on different people.

Symptoms include:

  • Redness or other discoloration
  • A patchy, red skin rash
  • Thick, hard, “leathery” patches
  • Open, crusted, or “weepy-looking” sores
  • Redness or other discoloration
  • Thick, hard, “leathery” patches
  • A patchy, red skin rash
  • Open, crusted, or “weepy-looking” sores


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Not actual EUCRISA patients. Photos to illustrate mild-to-moderate eczema.

For children it can appear on the head, neck, inside of the elbows, hands, wrists,
back of the knees, ankles, and feet.

For adults and adolescents, it typically appears on the neck, chest, inside of the elbows,
hands, wrists, and back of the knees.


For some people, eczema may flare when they are exposed to different triggers, even if they are currently treating their eczema. Not everyone can identify a specific trigger.

Here are some common causes that may set-off eczema in some people:

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Soaps, detergents, sweat, wool, rough fabrics

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Some types of food, dust mites, animal dander, pollens, molds

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Temperature extremes, high or low humidity, tobacco smoke

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There are lots of ways
to help
treat your
eczema. Learn about
some treatment options.

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Important Safety Information & Indication


Do not use EUCRISA if you are allergic to crisaborole or any of the ingredients in EUCRISA.

EUCRISA may cause side effects including allergic reactions at or near the application site. These can be serious and may include hives, itching, swelling, and redness. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using EUCRISA and get medical help right away.

The most common side effect of EUCRISA is application site pain, such as burning or stinging.

EUCRISA is for use on skin (topical use) only. Do not use EUCRISA in your eyes, mouth, or vagina.

EUCRISA is a prescription ointment used on the skin (topical) to treat mild-to-moderate eczema (atopic dermatitis) in adults and children 3 months of age and older.

See Full Prescribing Information .