Eczema Resources for Patients


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More people are getting eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. It affects Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans more than others. It can be hard for people with skin of color to get the right diagnosis and treatment for eczema.

Eczema is a skin condition that tends to affect more Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans.

The resources on this page can help you better understand eczema. It includes information about how to know if you have eczema and how to treat it. It also talks about how eczema can look different in different skin colors.

The videos, podcasts and information here are for people of all skin colors who have eczema.

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Learning Pathways

Our Learning Pathways videos are made to be short and helpful. They teach about eczema in different skin colors – how it’s diagnosed, managed, and treated. One video talks about how it’s important to treat the whole person with eczema, including their body, mind, and feelings. Another video talks about how nurses can help with eczema care.

All the videos discuss eczema in different skin colors and can help anyone with eczema.

Learn about eczema and how to live well with the condition. Jump right to individual videos below

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis in Skin of Color

Role of the Nurse in Atopic Dermatitis

Shared Decision Making in Atopic Dermatitis

Diagnosing Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema Medications for Skin of All Colors

Treating and Managing Eczema in All Skin of Colors

Treating the Whole Person with Atopic Dermatitis

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Eczema Podcasts

Allergy & Asthma Network presents a series of eczema podcasts that address a variety of issues, including the special challenges in eczema in skin of color. The podcasts are developed in partnership with board-certified allergist Payel Gupta, MD, and Kortney Kwong Hong, an eczema patient.

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Understanding Atopic Dermatitis

Living with eczema can be challenging. It’s a lifelong skin condition that causes inflammation in the body. Eczema is more common, and can be worse, in Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans. It can also be worse in kids.

Understanding Atopic Dermatitis is a helpful guide that is easy to read. It has information on how to best take care of your eczema, for people of all skin colors. You can download it in English or Spanish.


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Are there other conditions that may look like eczema but are not eczema?

There are other conditions that are different than eczema, but the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment vary depending upon the condition. Here are some of them.

Hereditary Angioedema


Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (CIU)

Cold Urticaria

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