Do You Suffer From the Itching, Redness and Scaling of Chronic Eczema? If so you are not ALONE! It strikes men and women young and old! It is not just "diaper rash" or a disease that babies get! Adult numbers who have a persistent eczema problem in the USA is usually estimated to be something around 5.5% of the adult population. That works out to be about fifteen million people in the United States alone.