The National Eczema Association (NEA) launched EczemaWise, a new app to help people living with eczema manage their condition and log information that could lead to more effective treatment. 

EczemaWise is free and available for Android and iOS and as a web app.

EczemaWise helps users record nine different disease and care factors including itch intensity, skin symptoms and skin pain, stress, sleep, weather, triggers, diet and treatment; document and prepare for upcoming doctors' appointments; and identify trends and patterns in their eczema experience so they and their doctor can better determine the most effective treatments for them. 

"One of the most challenging aspects of eczema can be its unpredictability and we've heard the need in our community for an effective tool to stay on top of it," says Julie Block, president and CEO of NEA, in a news release. "EczemaWise enables patients and caregivers to easily track what's important, including triggers and symptoms in one place and make sense of it." 

The app's release coincides with October's Eczema Awareness Month, which is focused on education, or getting "eczema wise."

"EczemaWise was created with the help of physicians, patients and caregivers, using validated patient-reported measures," adds Wendy Smith Begolka, vice president of scientific and clinical affairs at NEA. "In order to help clinicians and patients make informed decisions about treatments, EczemaWise has been grounded in the latest science. The app is easy to use and the information it provides can help people feel more connected to their health and well-being."

NEA is holding two challenges this fall to celebrate the app's launch. Individuals who download EczemaWise and set up a profile before 11:59 pm PT on October 31, 2020, will be entered to win one of 25 swag bags featuring eczema care products from Aizome, Burt's Bees, Cerave, Gladskin, La Roche-Posay, and Water Wipes.

A second challenge runs for eight weeks starting November 1, 2020. App users who track any piece of data at least three times each week will be entered into a drawing of 25 swag bags.