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Time to speak out

If you have atopic dermatitis, it may feel like no one quite understands what you're going through. But there are 1.6 million adults in the United States who live with uncontrolled, moderate-to-severe eczema. Meet a few of them here.

Jason

Father, Business Owner, Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Childhood

Jason is not defined by his eczema, but he's afraid that's what people see first. On a bad day, it keeps him from doing the things he loves. He has to observe instead of participate—and that isn't easy. Watch his story and get to know Jason.

 

Camille

Mother & Grandmother, Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Childhood

Growing up with eczema, Camille felt very lonely. It impacted her self-esteem, and she worried what others thought when they saw her scratching. Even now, it still hurts when Camille has a flare-up. Watch her story and get to know Camille.

 

Heather

Mother, Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Age 27

Heather just wanted to hold her baby, but the eczema on her hands would scratch her son's skin. Even holding her husband's hand was painful. Watch her story and get to know Heather.

 

Jalilah

Teacher, Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Age 12

Jalilah says her eczema is like the game whack-a-mole—once she finally gets a patch to go away, it pops up somewhere else on her body. It's frustrating, and it can feel like a burden. Watch her story and get to know Jalilah.

 

Serena

Office Manager, Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Age 30

Serena describes eczema as a never-ending battle, like a fire you can't put out. It's isolating. When she has a flare-up, she just wants to hide under a rock. Eczema isn't just painful—it can feel isolating. Watch her story and get to know Serena.

 

Tracy

Mother Whose Son Has Been Living With Atopic Dermatitis Since Age 12

Eczema affects caregivers, too. Tracy's son Cole was 12 when he had his first flare-up, and it came out of nowhere. She had to spend so much time working to find the right treatment for her son that she almost lost her job. Watch her story and get to know Tracy.

Discover what's going
on underneath the skin

Eczema that occurs chronically may be atopic dermatitis, which is more than just a skin condition—it could be part of a bigger story happening inside your body.