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DOCTOR DISCUSSION GUIDE

Stuck in a rut with your appointments?

It can be tricky to find the right thing to say to your doctor. This guide provides tips and pointers for the next time you see your doctor. It's here to help you better understand your atopic dermatitis or eczema, so you feel more confident when you step into your doctor's office.

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What to ask your doctor

No question is silly to ask during your appointment. Your doctor is there to help you, so make the most out of your time together by being completely open. Here are the kinds of questions that you might want to ask them, so that they can help you reach your goals:

  • Can you tell me more about the underlying cause of AD and how I can manage that?
  • How can I stop AD affecting my sleep so much?
  • I keep on having flares, is there any way we can prevent them long-term?Don't be afraid to ask your doctor about different management plans, it helps to know what’s out there.
  • Do I need to be referred to a dermatologist?If you have only seen a GP about your AD or eczema, or haven’t seen a dermatologist in some time, asking for a referral may help you find freedom from uncontrolled AD.

How to make the most of your appointment

To help make the most of your time with them, we've added a list of important points to remember for your appointment:

  • Make an objective for your appointment
  • Bring notes
    Whether it's your answers to the Atopic Dermatitis Control Tool questionnaire, notes from your journal or the EZTrack app. They'll be a useful prompt for questions and it'll give your dermatologist a clear picture of how your AD is affecting your quality of life.
  • Bring photo evidence
    Show evidence of how your AD has changed since your last appointment. You might not be having a flare when you see your dermatologist, so it's useful to show them the full picture of how your skin has been doing over time.
  • Know your treatment
    Have a read through our treatment guide to learn more about what your treatment does. It could help to spark better conversations with your dermatologist. You can find our treatment guide on the Treatments page below.
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