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Talking to Your Doctor About Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with eczema. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema
About Your Risk of Developing Eczema
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .
Last reviewed September 2012 by Purvee S. Shah, MD
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