October is Eczema Awareness Month
Throughout October, the American Academy of Dermatology is helping people better understand eczema. To do this, we’re sharing information with two goals in mind:
Help people who have eczema live their best life.
Share dermatologists’ tips with parents and caregivers who care for a child who has eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis.
What is Eczema Awareness Month?
October is the time of year when dermatologists, dermatology nurses, organizations, people living with eczema and their loved ones, and others shine the spotlight on eczema.
By working together to increase awareness of eczema, we can:
Help patients better manage their condition.
Shed light on available treatment options, so that patients and parents can make shared, informed treatment decisions with their dermatologists.
Advocate for patients to help them secure the treatment they need.
Give people a glimpse of what it’s like to live with eczema and help resolve common misunderstandings.
Encourage patients to advocate for themselves.
Information to help you better understand eczema
Unlike dry skin, this type of eczema requires more than a good moisturizer to treat it effectively. Discover how dermatologists diagnose hand eczema and what can bring relief.
Created for parents and caregivers, this online guide provides dermatologists’ advice that can help you with everything from bathing and moisturizing to keeping eczema under control at school.
For years, Peter Moffat, creator of the British TV series Criminal Justice, suffered with eczema and said nothing. See how he overcame this, and what may help if eczema affects your self-esteem.
Angela’s dermatologist knew which medication would effectively treat her eczema. Find out how he worked with Angela’s insurance provider to get the treatment she needed.
Almost everyone gets this type of eczema at least once. Learn if contact dermatitis could be causing your rash and when you need to see a dermatologist.
If you have venous insufficiency, dermatologists recommend that you look at the skin on your legs frequently for signs of this type of eczema. Here’s what to look for.