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What are the emotional effects of chronic eczema on a child?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Kid chronic eczema
Chronic inflammation of any type in the skin can be extremely isolating.
Kids can be cruel, and constant questioning or worse, ostracization, can be the ultimate cruelty. Being up front with your child is really helpful. Helping them prepare answers to the inevitable questions is necessary, as is humor. The way you react to their skin and its ups and downs will determine how they react.

In brief: Kid chronic eczema
Chronic inflammation of any type in the skin can be extremely isolating.
Kids can be cruel, and constant questioning or worse, ostracization, can be the ultimate cruelty. Being up front with your child is really helpful. Helping them prepare answers to the inevitable questions is necessary, as is humor. The way you react to their skin and its ups and downs will determine how they react.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dr. Barry Resnik
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Dr. James Solomon
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Life changing
A child with a chronic disfiguring eruption will be shunned and mocked by his classmates.
The discomfort of the eczema will create loss of sleep, stress for the child and the family. This leads to negative family bonding, negative self image. This overflows to school, leading classmates and teachers to have increase stress which they bring home. A child with eczema traumatizes the community.

In brief: Life changing
A child with a chronic disfiguring eruption will be shunned and mocked by his classmates.
The discomfort of the eczema will create loss of sleep, stress for the child and the family. This leads to negative family bonding, negative self image. This overflows to school, leading classmates and teachers to have increase stress which they bring home. A child with eczema traumatizes the community.
Dr. James Solomon
Dr. James Solomon
Thank
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