According to the largest study by the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), almost half of European adults (48%) have had at least one dermatological problem or disease in the past 12 months.
The Burden of Skin Disease in Europe, presented at the EADV annual conference in Lugano, involved 44,689 people over the age of 18 from 27 European countries (including Greece).
47.9% of respondents reported at least one skin problem, while on average they reported two dermatological problems.
It is estimated that over 195 million adults in Europe have at least one skin condition.
The most common are fungal infections (9%), acne (5.5%), atopic dermatitis-eczema (5.3%) and alopecia (5.2%). In addition, every fifth (20%) periodically experiences discomfort on the skin, for example, itching.