It’s time to live for today and plan for tomorrow.
Atopic dermatitis (AD) shouldn’t stop you doing the things that are important to you. If your AD is getting in the way of how you want to live your life, then it may not be well controlled.
Working together with a dermatologist could help you identify how to get better control and let you start living life on your own terms.
Watch the film at the top of this page.
The little things can be a big deal
Atopic dermatitis can interrupt lots of everyday activities, but getting long-term control can help you get back to living life your way.
Explore the images below to understand the everyday challenges people living with poorly controlled AD can experience.
There are many reasons why it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep, but AD-related itchiness is an extra irritation anyone could do without.
We’re social creatures, so connection and contact are central to our wellbeing. The unpredictability of poorly controlled AD can mean flares get in the way of enjoying time with the people we care about.
If your AD is not well controlled, you might find changes in weather and temperature can impact your symptoms. Given the forecast doesn't always predict the weather accurately, it can be difficult to plan around this.
Whether you like skinny jeans or thick woolly jumpers, you should decide on your look, not your AD.
Workouts aren’t supposed to be easy, but heat, sweat and friction can be an added discomfort for people living with AD.
Making a plan
If there are things you’d like to change about living with AD, you may want to try setting yourself specific goals. This could help you take a step-by-step approach towards better managing your atopic dermatitis long-term.
Think about what you want to change and the difference it would make to you. If there is something you want to strive for, setting yourself a goal can help you have the conversation you need with a dermatologist.
Agents of Change
Read about the global grant initiative seeking community-driven ideas, to solve the greatest challenges impacting those living with AD.Find out more
Watch the World AD Day video to learn more about Malena's life with severe AD, and see how she’s leading the way as an Agent of Change in her community.Find out more