Reviewer: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist, Te Whatu Ora
Date of review: September 2022
Comments: My Eczema Tracker app is for people who want to find out how their eczema is progressing (or that of or a child/dependent), and if their symptoms are improving or declining over time.
Users can determine if changes they are making have an impact on their eczema symptoms and how they are feeling. The app translates the users scores into a graph to show if they are improving or declining over time. Users could use this to measure if changes to their lifestyle or a medicines regime or other elements are making a difference, and they can share their results if they wish.
Overall, this is a great app for personal use, to assist with tracking eczema symptoms and impacts on the user's life. The results can be saved and shared with others. This would be especially useful for people who would like to measure the success of treatment or lifestyle measures over time.
Safety concerns: None – the app has been developed by the Centre of Evidence Based Dermatology, University of Nottingham.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to a New Zealand audience.