ATOPIC DERMATITIS IS 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.
 

WHAT CAUSES ECZEMA?

Eczema is caused in part by an overactive immune system, which causes more inflammation than
normal inside the body. This inflammation can lead to itching and rashes on the skin’s surface.

THE ITCH-SCRATCH CYCLE

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
In response to germs, irritants and allergens, your immune cells continue to send inflammatory signals to the surface, causing even more redness and itching. The cycle continues.

If your current topical prescription medication is not enough to control your moderate-to-severe eczema, you may want to explore another option.

Talk to an eczema specialist if you or your loved one (ages 6+ months):

Hide skin from others

Have eczema that keeps
coming back

Take oral steroids more than once a year

Take immunosuppressants more than once a year

FACTS ABOUT ECZEMA (ATOPIC DERMATITIS)

  • 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.
  • Eczema (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.
  • Eczema (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 eczema (atopic dermatitis) is not well controlled.

WHAT DOES ECZEMA LOOK LIKE?

Learn how eczema signs and 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.

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).

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the doctor. Fill out our personalized discussion guide to help yourself
have a productive conversation during your next visit.

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