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What About Emotional Stress?

Many older AD children and adults recognize a relationship between stressful occurrences in their lives and their AD flare-ups. Anger, frustration and embarrassment all may cause flushing and itching. The resultant scratching can cascade into perpetuating dermatitis. People with AD can learn how to avoid stress-triggered flare-ups. Two key concepts are involved:

  1. Coping with psychologically stressful events
  2. Controlling scratching behavior