Disease Education

Kristy

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“My doctor explained that atopic dermatitis was about my skin being inflamed from the inside, not only from the outside."

Getting to Know Atopic Dermatitis

One of the most important keys to dealing with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) is having a full understanding of the disease, including the inflammation happening beneath the surface of your skin. Take a few minutes to read more about atopic dermatitis and see if any of this sounds familiar.


Just the Facts

  1. Your 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. Uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis affects an estimated 1.6 million adults in the U.S.
  2. Atopic dermatitis is an immunological disease.
  3. With eczema, your immune system produces more inflammation than normal, contributing in part to the itchy flares on the surface of your skin.
  4. Atopic dermatitis commonly appears on the face, hands, knees, neck, elbows and ankles.
  5. Frequent flare-ups while using topical prescription therapies may mean you have moderate-to-severe eczema that is not well controlled.

An Endless Cycle

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

Itching
Immune cells in the deep layers of your skin send inflammatory signals to the surface. This causes the urge to itch.

Scratching
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.

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

Connect With a Specialist Who Treats Eczema

Use this tool to easily find nearby specialists with experience in treating adults with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis).

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Eczema Check-in: Understanding Your Condition

Answer a few quick questions to better understand moderate-to-severe eczema (atopic dermatitis) and how it could be affecting you.

Have you experienced uncontrolled symptoms, such as dry, itchy red patches that sometimes ooze, crack or become scaly, even with the use of prescription therapies used on the skin (topicals)?