“My patients understand itch is transferred like nerve pain,” said Gil Yosipovitch, MD, director of the Miami Itch Center and chair of the National Eczema Association scientific advisory committee.

But clinicians have argued whether atopic dermatitis is a “rash that itches” or an “itch that rashes,” he acknowledged.

New evidence supports the patient-reported sensation that “eczema is the itch that rashes,” Yosipovitch told Medscape Medical News.