The Emotional Toll of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition characterized by dry, itchy, and scaly patches. It is commonly referred to as eczema, as well as atopic eczema or just dermatitis. It is a chronic condition that can be difficult to live with at times. The symptoms of atopic dermatitis can be physically painful and the social and emotional impact of having a condition that is very visible to others can often feel overwhelming.

In our Atopic Dermatitis In America 2017 survey participants were asked to rate their agreement on a scale of 1-7 with 1 representing strong disagreement with the statement and 7 representing strong agreement with the statement. A look at the statements that respondents agreed with or strongly agreed with about living with atopic dermatitis. Overall, respondents answers demonstrate that they worry their atopic dermatitis will spread and wished others understood the impact of atopic dermatitis.

While AD can have an impact on quality of life there are a range of different strategies, tips, and lifestyle choices people with atopic dermatitis can use to help live life to the fullest.

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