The effects of atopic dermatitis can impact many areas of life. From the unpredictability of flare-ups to disrupted sleep and feelings of self-consciousness, unsurprisingly, people with atopic dermatitis are more likely to struggle with negative emotions than the general population.1,2
Often, atopic dermatitis requires daily attention to keep the itching and rash under control.3 Steroids, lotions and creams can help with managing atopic dermatitis, although it can feel like there is not much you can do to keep a flare-up from happening again. That is why understanding the underlying immunological cause of atopic dermatitis is important to help understand how the skin works.
Atopic dermatitis can be frustrating, embarrassing and make those who live with it every day feel self-conscious about their appearance.1 The impact of atopic dermatitis can go deeper than the skin. Feelings of anxiety are common among people with atopic dermatitis.1
In a UK survey of patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, 80% reported feeling that their skin condition has a direct impact on their mood.2 Many become anxious, especially in public and social settings, feeling that they’re being looked at and judged by others.2