World Day Against Atopic Dermatitis.
Rupture can be annoying, both in view and the sensation it causes. There are people who co-exist chronic with this type of skin condition and one of them is atopic dermatitis. I therefore consulted dermatologist Eduardo De Carli (MN: 58176) to explain what it is and what we can do about it.
Atopic dermatitis – also known as atopic eczema – is an inflammatory disease of the skin It is not contagious and can occur at any time in life"The professional begins.
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It is manifested by red spots (erythema), scales and cracks of the skin with a lot of itching and although it can appear anywhere on the body, It is usually in the crest areas (elbows, knees, legs, neck). It is usually diagnosed by observing these lesions, although a biopsy may be indicated if necessary.
reasons There are many causes of this disease: "There may be a genetic predisposition, although there are environmental factors – socks, humidity – food – even if in this case the specialist warns that it is necessary to exclude that the patient does not have celiac disease – soaps and hygiene products, perfumes- ".
Atopic dermatitis is intermittent, namely that the patient has outbreaks and periods of calm. "This is usually the case and is associated with stress and climate factors. Generally, the disease It occurs in early childhood and usually disappears over time. In any case, when extended, the patient's life may become intolerable, "De Carli added.
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How do we deal with ourselves? The dermatologist has listed some tips to remember:
– They have very short nails to avoid injury and the area gets infected.
– Wear cotton clothes.
– Keep your skin highly hydrated both internally and externally: Take 2.5 liters of liquid (water, tea, matt) and use creams or emulsions containing urea and vitamin A, which are natural moisturizers;
– Notice the feeding.
– Use neutral soaps and personal hygiene products without perfume.
– Be careful, in each case, which may be triggering the episodes.
If, despite everything, I had an outbreak? The dermatologist usually prescribes, as the case may be, topical anti-inflammatory agents -Creams with or without corticosteroids – and oral antihistamines, trying to avoid corticosteroids through the mouth.