ATOPIC DERMATITIS–THE MOST COMMON FORM OF ECZEMA

You or your loved one’s eczema could be atopic dermatitis and might be uncontrolled despite treatment with topical prescription treatments.
 

KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR

A cause of eczema is inflammation beneath your skin, and your current topical prescription medications may not be enough to control your moderate-to-severe eczema. If your current topical prescription medications are not enough, you may want to explore another option.
Talk to an eczema specialist if you or your child (ages 6+ months):

1

Hide skin from others

2

Have eczema that keeps
coming back

3

Take oral steroids more than once a year

4

Take immunosuppressants more than once a year

JUST THE FACTS

  • You or your loved one’s eczema could be more than a skin condition. It could be atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema, and might be uncontrolled despite the use of topical prescription treatments.
  • Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease where the immune system causes more inflammation than normal.
  • The overactive immune system under the surface may lead to increased inflammation on the surface and is a contributing factor to the itchy patches on the skin.
  • Atopic dermatitis commonly appears on the face, hands, knees, neck, elbows, and ankles.
  • Experiencing frequent flare-ups while using topical prescription therapies may mean that moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis is not well controlled.

ECZEMA & YOU

Learn how eczema symptoms may present themselves based on your skin tone, and hear from a patient who wondered if her eczema was severe enough for DUPIXENT.

Take This Quiz to Understand Your
Condition

Do you still experience symptoms of constant itching and skin flare-ups while using prescription
topical treatments? Answer a few quick questions to better understand moderate-to-severe eczema
(atopic dermatitis), and use this information to help have a discussion with a doctor.

AN ENDLESS CYCLE

Does the following cycle sound familiar? In eczema patients, the immune system (coupled with an impaired skin barrier) causes inflammation, contributing to flare-ups on the surface of the skin.

Itching
Immune cells in the deep layers of the skin
send inflammatory signals to the surface.
This is what makes you think, "I really need
to scratch my skin."

Scratching
When you start scratching, you can further
break down the outer layer of skin cells and
allow germs, irritants, and allergens to
penetrate your body.

Inflammatory Signals
The more you scratch, the more your skin breaks down. That brings about more itching. The cycle continues.

Not an actual patient.

FIND A SPECIALIST WHO
TREATS ECZEMA

Use this Healthgrades™ tool to easily find nearby
specialists with experience in treating children,
teens, and adults with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe
eczema (atopic dermatitis).

HAVE A PRODUCTIVE CONVERSATION WITH YOUR DOCTOR

Our goal is for you or your loved one to get the most out of your visit to the doctor. Fill out our personalized discussion guide to help yourself have a productive conversation during your next visit.

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