Bullied Because of Atopic Dermatitis

Last updated: March 2021

Living with a visible skin condition like atopic dermatitis is no easy journey. The emotional aspects can sometimes be just as difficult, if not more difficult to deal with than the physical ones. Bullying related to your atopic dermatitis is one of many difficulties that you may face, whether it be at school, within the family, at work, or anywhere else. It is so important that we stand together as a community to discuss the impact of bullying.

This month's spotlight will focus on the social and emotional impact that bullying can have. Many members of the community have spoken out about the difficulties they've faced in life because of their skin's appearance. Below are some ways to share about your experience and provide advice your advice, along with related readings.

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Have you ever been treated differently because of your skin?


How do you handle impolite looks or remarks about your skin? Any tips for how to respond in these situations?

Bullying Forum

Share a story about a time that you or a loved one were bullied because of your skin.

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What are some helpful ways that you can build up your self-esteem, or the self-esteem of someone who has AD?

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