Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood. While some kids outgrow it, around 1 in 5 children will continue to experience eczema in their teen years.

“It can be difficult to deal with the skin condition of eczema during adolescence. Teens may struggle with the disease’s effects on their appearance, social lives, and self-esteem. They may be affected by czema and be unable to focus at school and participate in extracurricular activities.”

There are ways to help teens manage their skin condition. Here are some things to try.