Welcome to Take Control

A free, interactive text message program to help you live the best possible life with atopic dermatitis/eczema

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What is Ditch the Itch?

A free, interactive text message program to help you
live the best possible life with
atopic dermatitis/eczema

What happens in Ditch the Itch?

It’s easy to try, and you can stop at any time.

Here’s how it works:

    1. You text the word ITCH to 401-214-9651.

    2. Ditch the Itch will  text you some questions about your atopic dermatitis/eczema.

    3. Based on the answers you text back, the program will send you customized text message tips about how you can create a treatment plan that works for you. 

    4. Ditch the Itch will share some new ideas about things you can do yourself and how you can talk with your healthcare provider. 

    5. Ditch the Itch will check in with you once a month for up to six months. Each month, the program will ask you how you’re doing with your atopic dermatitis/eczema and update your text message tips. But you can stop at any time by texting STOP.

Sample Messages

If you’re caught in a frustrating spiral of pain, itching, and sleepless nights, it’s time to find a doctor who can help you help yourself.

Many people feel that AD controls their lives & worry about the next flare. If you feel that way, you could explore new treatment options with a doctor.

You’re not defined by your skin. This week, make a list of your strengths. Focus on those strengths & use them to help you cope with AD.

We won’t text you more than once a day.


If you change your mind about receiving Ditch the Itch messages, you can stop the messages by texting STOP.

Will I have to pay to participate?

No. Ditch the Itch is a free program. There is no cost to sign up. Text and data rates do apply.

Who created the Ditch the Itch program?

Ditch the Itch was created by ProChange Behavior Solutions

What is ProChange?

ProChange is a women-owned research and development company whose mission is to improve health and well-being.

Who should I contact if I have questions about Ditch the Itch?

Please send us any questions or comments to ditchtheitch@prochange.com.

For more information, see the .

 ©2022 Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. & Med-IQ

Supported by educational grants from Abbvie and from Sanofi Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

To get started, text ITCH to 401-214-9651