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What are some questions to ask the doctor about getting more information about eczema?

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When you talk with your doctor, get as much information about your condition as you can. Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What's the cause of my eczema?
  • What's the best way to treat it?
  • Do I need a prescription?
  • Is there anything new that might work better than what I've tried in the past?
  • Can I prevent a new outbreak of eczema?
  • When should I call you about my symptoms?

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Eczema Association: "All About Atopic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Atopic Dermatitis."

National Eczema Association: "All About Atopic Dermatitis."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 14, 2018

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