WebMD > 

Is It More Than Just a Rash? Know the Skin You're In

Is It More Than Just a Rash? Know the Skin You're In

This activity is for people who are living with atopic dermatitis and their care partners, or anyone who wants to learn more about atopic dermatitis. The goal of this activity is to help you talk to and work with your doctor about atopic dermatitis.

You will learn about:

  • What atopic dermatitis is and what it can look like

  • Causes of atopic dermatitis and who can get it

  • Symptoms of atopic dermatitis

  • Talking to your doctor about atopic dermatitis

Test Your Knowledge

Could It Be Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, or AD, is a chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects your skin and can greatly impact your quality of life. And while it usually starts out as extremely itchy patches of skin that turn into a rash after you scratch, AD can be different for different people. It can even look different depending on your skin tone and race or ethnicity.

This educational activity is a simulated scenario and the healthcare team member depicted is fictitious. No association with any actual doctor or healthcare team member, whether living or deceased, is intended or should be inferred.

Test Your Knowledge

Survey questions


You have successfully completed the program: Is It More Than Just a Rash? Know the Skin You're In.

View Additional Materials on this topic that you may find useful:

Atopic Dermatitis

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Causes and Strategies for Prevention

Authors and Disclosures

Clinician Reviewer

Karen Badal, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC. Karen Badal, MD, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships. 


Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh

Associate Director, Content Development, Medscape, LLC. Anita A. Galdieri, PharmD, RPh, has no relevant financial relationships.


Share this:

URAC: Accredited Health Web Site HonCode: Health on the Net Foundation AdChoices