Ask the Ecz-perts

NEA’s Ask the Ecz-perts videos enlist top medical professionals for quick answers to the eczema community’s most pressing questions.

You asked: Does gut health affect eczema?

Eczema ecz-pert Vivian Shi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Dermatology at the University of Arizona where she directs the Eczema and Skin Barrier Specialty Clinic. She has extensive clinical and research experience in eczema and repair of the skin’s natural protective barrier. Her principal focus is atopic dermatitis (AD) and she lives with AD herself.

You asked: How do you know if you’re experiencing Topical Steroid Withdrawal (TSW)?

Eczema ecz-pert Peter Lio, M.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology).

You asked: How do you treat eyelid eczema?

Eczema ecz-pert Peter Lio, M.D. is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology & Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology (board-certified in Dermatology).

You asked: Is food causing my eczema to flare?

Eczema ecz-pert Vivian Shi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Dermatology at the University of Arizona where she directs the Eczema and Skin Barrier Specialty Clinic. She has extensive clinical and research experience in eczema and repair of the skin’s natural protective barrier. Her principal focus is atopic dermatitis (AD) and she lives with AD herself.

You asked: Is there a correlation between trauma and eczema?

Eczema ecz-pert Mamta Jhaveri, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in eczema care and contact dermatitis. She conducts research focused on integrative medicine in dermatology, including the role of meditation and herbal therapies.

You asked: What are some natural treatments for eczema?

Eczema ecz-pert Mamta Jhaveri, M.D. is Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in eczema care and contact dermatitis. She conducts research focused on integrative medicine in dermatology, including the role of meditation and herbal therapies

You asked: What can be done about dark spots left by eczema?

Eczema ecz-pert Andrew Alexis, M.D. is Chair of the Department of Dermatology at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West, and Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As Director of the Skin of Color Center, he is actively involved in advancing patient care, research, and education pertaining to dermatologic disorders that are prevalent in ethnic skin.

You asked: Why do most eczema treatments only address the symptoms

Eczema ecz-pert JiaDe Yu, M.D. is board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained pediatric dermatologist specializing in allergic contact dermatitis and occupational dermatitis in adults and children. Practices at Mass General Hospital for Children.

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