Eczema & Covid-19: Wearing a mask when you have eczema

Ask the Ecz-perts

By National Eczema Association

Published On: May 15, 2020

Last Updated On: Feb 11, 2021

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.

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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