Eczema Resources for Patients


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The number of people living with atopic dermatitis (also called eczema) is on the rise. Eczema can impact quality of life and also tends to affect more Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans. It can be hard to get the right diagnosis and treatment.

The resources on this page can help you better understand eczema – from diagnosis to treatment. They can also help you recognize eczema symptoms in skin of color.

The videos, podcasts and information on this page are intended to help all people living with eczema.

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Learning Pathways

Our Learning Pathways videos are created to be short, but helpful. They share the basics of eczema – how it’s diagnosed, managed, and treated. One video discusses the value of treating the whole person with eczema. It looks at physical, mental and emotional concerns. Another video addresses the role of the nurse in eczema care.

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 for you to listen to at your own pace. The podcasts are developed in partnership with board-certified allergist Payel Gupta, MD, and Kortney Kwong Hong, an eczema patient. They address a variety of issues related to living with eczema.

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Eczema occurs in all races and ethnicities, but it has a unique appearance in people of color. See our partner website for more information ⤑

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Understanding Atopic Dermatitis

It’s not easy to live with atopic dermatitis (eczema). It’s a lifelong skin disease caused by inflammation in the body. Eczema is more common and sometimes more severe in Black and Hispanic/Latino Americans. It can also be more severe in children.

Managing symptoms and avoiding triggers is an important part of living a full life with eczema. Understanding Atopic Dermatitis has helpful information in an easy-to-read format so you can learn how to best manage your eczema. The guide is available as a digital download in both English and 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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