The rapid spread of COVID-19 threatens to overburden our healthcare system and fill hospital beds. For people with eczema, this means it’s essential to keep skin healthy, including managing the itch-scratch cycle.
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).
One of the highlights of Virtual Expo was the Ask Me Anything chat sessions with our experts. We're collecting the top questions from our community members and responses from our medical experts and compiling them into a special series of Ask the Ecz-perts — including this one about COVID-19 and eczema.
The CDC recommends wearing masks as a way to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For many with facial eczema, masks can cause discomfort and worsen flares. Dr. Peter Lio discusses mask-wearing when you have eczema.