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Understanding atopic dermatitis

Frequent atopic dermatitis flare-ups may be a part of a bigger story happening inside the body. The visible signs of atopic dermatitis may come from under the skin. So what causes atopic dermatitis, and what could really be going on beneath the surface?

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Living with atopic dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is often seen as ‘just’ a skin disease, yet it can impact the lives of those affected in many ways.1 Understanding the physical and psychological impact can help manage the condition.

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Atopic dermatitis support

We have some practical tools to help you better manage your atopic dermatitis. Check out the ABCs of Atopic Dermatitis.

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Atopic dermatitis community

When you have atopic dermatitis, it can feel like you’re on your own. Nothing could be further from the truth. Learn more about our commitment to #ChangeAD and the patient organisations and other initiatives available to you.


  1. NHS Choices. Atopic Eczema - Complications. Available at: (Accessed May 2024).
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