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I eventually found out that atopic dermatitis is caused in part by inflammation beneath my skin. It was surprising to learn that the cause was not just on the outside of my skin, that there was a much deeper cause.
- Britton, DUPIXENT MyWay®
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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 the information to help have a discussion with a doctor.
Does the following cycle sound familiar? In eczema patients, the immune system (coupled with an impaired skin barrier) causes inflammation, contributing to the flare-ups on the surface of the skin.
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."
When you start scratching, you can further break down the outer layer of skin cells and allow germs, viruses, and allergens to penetrate your body.
The more you scratch, the more your skin breaks down. That brings about more itching. The cycle continues.
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Use this Healthgrades™ tool to easily find nearby specialists with experience in treating teens and adults with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis).