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What tools do doctors use to find the severity of your eczema?

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The most common tools to find the severity of eczema are the Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) and the Severity Scoring of Atopic Dermatitis Index (SCORAD).

The EASI looks at four body regions (head/neck, trunk, upper extremities, and lower extremities), how much of each region is affected, and the severity of the eczema.

Doctors use SCORAD to look at redness/patches on the skin, eruptions or water-filled blisters, itchiness, thick or hardened patches of skin, and dryness.

From: How Severe Is Your Eczema? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association.

National Eczema Society.

Mayo Clinic: "Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema."

Cvetkowski, R. , 2005. British Journal of Dermatology

Shiohara, T. , 2011. Current Problems in Dermatology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: “How to Measure Clinical Signs of Atopic Dermatitis.”

University of Nottingham: “How to use EASI.”

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Treatment.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Atopic Dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

National Eczema Association.

National Eczema Society.

Mayo Clinic: "Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema."

Cvetkowski, R. , 2005. British Journal of Dermatology

Shiohara, T. , 2011. Current Problems in Dermatology

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology: “How to Measure Clinical Signs of Atopic Dermatitis.”

University of Nottingham: “How to use EASI.”

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Treatment.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Atopic Dermatitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 1, 2018

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