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Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common form of eczema, and can be challenging to live with. 

Support is available from a variety of experts, depending on your specific needs.

It all starts with a new conversation. 

Persistence in seeking better care

It can be tempting to stop seeking help, especially if previous approaches haven’t been as successful as you hoped, but it’s important to keep persisting.

Your AD care team

A variety of healthcare providers can offer different types of support in your search for a plan that’s right for you. It’s valuable to know how these healthcare professionals differ.

<General Practitioner (GP)>, or Multidisciplinary Care Services

Often your <GP> is your first point of contact. Initially, they will perform an evaluation of your symptoms, consider factors such as your medical history and give you a diagnosis
Depending on the severity of your AD, your GP may think you need more specialist care, because dermatologists have access to a wider range of treatment options. Ask your GP if a referral to a dermatologist might be right for you


A dermatologist is a doctor that specializes in the treatment of skin diseases
Dermatologists may provide more insights into your diagnosis, or discuss treatment options that may not have been considered previously
Although dermatologists may not change your treatment regimen straight away, they can provide you with information on options that might be appropriate for you in the future
Usually, you can only speak to a dermatologist after a referral from a <GP>. So, if you feel like you could benefit from speaking with a dermatologist, talk to your <GP> about getting a referral. Watch this video to find out more


Allergists are a type of doctor that specialize in allergies and the immune system, they are often involved in treating and managing food allergies and contact allergies
In atopic dermatitis (AD), there are a lot of common allergens that can aggravate flare-ups. These can include pollen, pet dander, and skin irritants like soaps and fabric detergents

How a conversation can break the cycle

Sometimes, revisiting your AD with a doctor may feel like the last thing you want to do.
Learn how re-engaging with your care could be the key to breaking the cycle.

Know the impact
of your symptoms

Knowledge is powerful. This survey can help you think more about the impact AD has on your day-to-day life, helping you gain a better understanding of your condition.