Patients + Researchers = Better outcomes for all

Pediatric eczema is a complex disease with a growing list of treatment options. It’s also a disease that affects everyone differently and what works for one might not work for another. The patient voice and perspective is a critical component of eczema research that fosters new understandings in treatment effectiveness and improves long-term health outcomes.

The National Eczema Association (NEA) and Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA) created ECZEMA COUNTS as a shared platform to build knowledge among patients, caregivers, researchers and clinicians. We think the more patients know about how research works, the more motivated they’ll be to share their voice. And, the more researchers incorporate patients’ experience in their work, the more likely it will revolutionize eczema care.

Over the course of eight successive games, participants will grow their knowledge and compete against one another, all toward the ultimate goal of advancing pediatric eczema care.

The first game will establish the basics about what the eczema research process entails (hint: it’s not just clinical trials), and about how that research can translate to real world applications.

Game 1 ended on August 30, 2022. Participants may continue to play Game 1 to learn more about the basics to set them up for success in future games and earn points on the All Time Points Leaderboard. Please note, Game 1 participant points earned after August 30 will not count toward the Game 1 Leaderboard. Game 2 will launch in late October!

What is Eczema Counts?


Educational games over two years, including virtual and in-person challenges. Pick and choose your challenges to earn points and win cool prizes.


Vibrant communities, spanning NEA’s patients and caregivers and PeDRA’s researchers and clinicians.


Shared vision of alleviating the burdens of pediatric eczema by growing knowledge and building bridges to guide the best possible treatment decisions.