When you have atopic dermatitis, the amount of energy that goes into trying to avoid flare-ups can feel like it takes over your life. See what life with atopic dermatitis may really look like.

Life with Atopic Dermatitis

The symptoms aren't just visible.

Flare-ups aren't just uncomfortable. Often, atopic dermatitis (also known as atopic eczema) requires daily attention to keep the itching and rash under control. Steroids, lotions and creams can help with your flare-up, but it can feel like there isn't much you can do to keep a flare from happening again. Symptoms of anxiety have been reported among people with atopic dermatitis.

That's why understanding the underlying cause of atopic dermatitis is important. After all, atopic dermatitis can be frustrating and embarrassing and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. But understanding the immunological causes can help you understand your skin better and help you find new ways to cope with your disease.

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