Team up against eczema

Obsessing over eczema is something we can relate to. Learn how you can team up with an eczema specialist (like a dermatologist or allergist) who feels the same way.

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There’s something special about eczema specialists

There’s always more to learn about eczema—that’s our motto. But we’re not the only ones putting that to the test. That’s why we recommend finding an eczema specialist and a care team that includes doctors with unique training that helps them understand all the ways eczema can impact your quality of life.

Eczema specialists include:

  • Dermatologists, or doctors trained primarily to diagnose and treat over 3,000 conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. They’re also trained to understand the impact these conditions can have on your life.
  • Allergists, or doctors who are specifically trained to identify, diagnose, and treat allergies, asthma, and immunologic disease. Their broad knowledge of conditions commonly associated with eczema can give allergists unique insight into your eczema.

While many people visit their primary care physician for their eczema, a specialist or a team of specialists from different backgrounds may be able to further help you understand the biological, psychological, behavioral, and environmental factors of this complex condition, or refer you to the right doctor who can.

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Telemedicine is a convenient option and also a great way to speak with your eczema specialist between scheduled visits, especially if you're experiencing a flare-up.

TIPS FROM HQ: Ask your doctor if they currently offer telemedicine and how to get started. Virtual visits can be just as effective as face-to-face for follow-up visits—just make sure to keep photos of your eczema flare-ups and detailed notes to help explain your symptoms. You can get ready for your next appointment by using our interactive Doctor Discussion Guide as a resource.

Eczema support team…assemble!

OK—you’ve got your primary care physician and hopefully your eczema specialist, such as a dermatologist or allergist. Now who are some other people you can add to your eczema support team?

  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, or pharmacists: You can gain valuable insights by talking to these medical professionals about medication or skin care.
  • Dietitians: If you’ve found that food can trigger symptoms or you’re looking for nutrition tips, it might help to consult a registered dietitian.
  • Therapists or counselors: If eczema is affecting your emotional well-being, a trusted counselor or mental health professional can be a great additional resource.

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