Chronic skin conditions can be quite an ordeal for both employees and businesses. They cause discomfort and irritation and can also result in significant healthcare expenses. However, there are several measures employers can take to help their employees cope with the symptoms of chronic skin conditions and also reduce the cost of treating them.
Early detection and treatment can prevent chronic skin conditions from worsening. Employers can provide access to dermatologists and other skin care specialists who can examine the skin, nails and scalp to diagnose and treat these conditions when they occur. Treatment may involve medications like antibiotics, phototherapy, or topical corticosteroids.
Employers can minimize exposure to irritants and allergens to prevent skin problems. Providing appropriate protective equipment, training on proper material handling and usage, and encouraging proper skincare and hand-washing habits can help prevent conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis that result from contact with irritants or allergens.
Nearly one in 10 people suffer from a chronic autoimmune skin condition, and the annual insurance cost for one member or employee on biologic prescription drug therapy is $40-60K. Zerigo Health can help reduce costs by as much as 4x from the overutilization of expensive specialty drugs like biologics
Zerigo Health is a smarter, no-cost solution for your employees living with chronic autoimmune skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. Zerigo’s handheld phototherapy device allows members to treat their symptoms anytime, anywhere. Meanwhile, the Zerigo app manages their prescription dosing and treatment frequency and ZerigoCare™ Guides provide one-to-one support to your employees on their journey to clearer skin.
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1American Academy of Dermatology Association. (n.d.). Dermatologists: Specialists in Skin Disease. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/why-see-dermatologist. 2National Eczema Association. (n.d.). Irritants and Allergens. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/causes-and-triggers-of-eczema/irritants-and-allergens/. 3When the Zerigo Health Solution is provided as a value-added benefit to employees and members through their sponsoring health plan. 4Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (2016, December 02). Targeted Immunomodulators for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: Effectiveness and Value (Final Evidence Report). 5Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (2018, August 08). Targeted Immunomodulators for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Plaque Psoriasis: Effectiveness and Value (Condition Update). 6When the Zerigo Health Solution is provided as a value-added benefit to employees and members through their sponsoring health plan. 7The Zerigo Health Phototherapy System is an Ultraviolet Light Emitting Medical Device. It is intended for use in localized phototherapeutic treatment of dermatologic conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis (eczema), seborrheic dermatitis and leukoderma on all skin types (I-IV)