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Understand and Connect

Taking proactive steps to learn more can help you feel confident that you’re doing everything you can to cope with your disease.

Reach Out

Organizations like the National Eczema Association can connect you with other adults in the U.S. who are also dealing with atopic dermatitis. Speaking with other people who face similar challenges may help you learn new strategies for dealing with this disease.

“It’s embarrassing, because nobody wants to talk about a skin rash or look at a skin rash or see somebody with a skin rash.”
Sarah, 29


  • National Eczema Association
    The National Eczema Association (NEA) is one of the most influential eczema patient advocacy organizations in the Unites States.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library.
  • American Family Physician
    American Family Physician (AFP) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides continuing medical education for primary care clinicians.
  • American Academy of Dermatology
    The American Academy of Dermatology is the largest, most influential group of dermatologists in the United States.

The Next Steps

Scientists are working hard to learn more about atopic dermatitis and its connection to the underlying inflammation caused by an overactive immune system.

While science attempts to understand the root cause of atopic dermatitis, it’s helpful to keep an open dialogue with your doctor so you can learn how to best manage your disease.

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