Atopic dermatitis affects more than just the skin of a patient

It's not uncommon for AD patients to face social and emotional challenges due to their condition. — HASSAN BAHRI/The Star

Physical distancing may be a new phrase and a new norm in current times, but for Michael (not his real name), it’s something he has had to live with for most of his life.

People would distance themselves from him because his skin was red, dry, cracked, and had blisters and bumps, and he couldn’t stop scratching himself.

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