Eczema & Covid-19: What if I am diagnosed with coronavirus?

Ask the Ecz-perts

By National Eczema Association

Published On: May 4, 2020

Last Updated On: May 4, 2021

Are there any considerations for people with eczema if they’re diagnosed with the novel coronavirus? Dr. Peter Lio explains how having eczema and taking commonly-prescribed eczema medications, can affect potential for contraction and complications.

Eczema ecz-pert Peter Lio, M.D., a member of NEA’s Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committee, 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).

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