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Atopic Dermatitis In America: What's That?

Living with atopic dermatitis or eczema can be frustrating, and what can make it worse is the lack of information and research available for patients and their loved ones. Many people quickly jump online to research the ins and outs of atopic eczema but have trouble finding reliable information. Even more difficult can be finding someone who has actually been through atopic dermatitis to connect with and share experiences.

How can a survey help?

The Atopic Dermatitis In America survey is an annual survey on AtopicDermatitis.net that seeks to close some of these gaps. The survey covers “basics” like diagnosis and treatment experiences, but also dives into the nitty-gritty parts of living with eczema, like the emotional impact and the seemingly “small” day-to-day challenges.

How does my participation help?

Each person that takes the survey contributes to a better understanding of atopic dermatitis and can help others who are going through it feel less alone. Sharing experiences in the survey can reveal how similar each person’s journey with eczema is, as well as the differences that make each journey unique.

Our 5th Annual Atopic Dermatitis In America survey is now open!

What will the survey ask me?
The survey will ask about diagnosis, symptoms, symptom management, quality of life and relationships, healthcare professional engagement, and treatment awareness and experience. We do not require your name, address, or other personal information.

Please note that you do not have to take the survey all at once. Feel free to bookmark the survey in your Internet browser and return when you are able. You will resume where you left off.

How do we use the In America survey data?
Survey responses help us and our partners better understand the atopic dermatitis community. All survey responses are kept confidential, reported only in total (your specific responses will not be reported individually), and will become property of Health Union, LLC.

What happens after I take the survey?

After the survey closes each year, the Editorial Team at AtopicDermatitis.net takes your responses and creates an infographic filled with information about life with eczema. Check out the results from previous years:

But that’s not all – over the year, we publish articles based on learnings from the survey, like:

  • This one about experiences with diagnosis and healthcare providers
  • This one about symptoms and complications.

Each article published, using responses from the survey, contributes to the information available to those affected by atopic dermatitis and helps them connect with those who have walked the same path.

The 5th annual survey

One voice may seem like it won’t make a difference, but each voice can change how others perceive life with eczema and bring comfort to someone coping with his or her diagnosis. This year, 2021, we want to show others that a life with atopic dermatitis is more than itchy skin and can impact people of different skin types differently.

Our 5th Annual Atopic Dermatitis In America survey is now open!

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