Atopic dermatitis is a congenital inflammatory skin disease that is closely related to eczema. It is the most common skin disease of the little ones, but fortunately the condition of the affected person can improve a lot as time goes by.
Atopic dermatitisAtopic dermatitis is a chronic dermatitis, which develops from the so-called atopic form. Symptoms of the disease include the skin, inflammation of the skin, severe itching, and cracking of the skin. Inflammation occurs with varying intensity and may occasionally occur - a number of factors may play a role, ranging from certain foods, drinks, to weather, and detergents.
The most common skin disease of small children and infants, those under the age of 10 are affected by 10 percent. Atypical dermatitis is associated with an impairment of the immune system, such as dysfunction or inadequate response, and is only one manifestation of dermatitis. Other atopic diseases include chronic cataract or asthma. It is very common that atypical illnesses are accompanied by a food allergy.Symptoms begin in infancy and change with age. Early skin conditions usually appear on the face in the form of itchy, faint or moist red patches. From an early age, the symptoms appear more and more often in the bends, usually in the lean-to-the-cheek, or in the neck, but also redness and blistering of the face and eyelids. Symptoms gradually progress to the youthful form where the skin and palms and soles of the skin are affected by inflammation of the skin, but a characteristic symptom of the extremities is very itchy, red nodules.
Avoiding foods (cow's milk, eggs, etc.) that are not allergic during the first few months is essential for atypical prophylaxis, with preferential breastfeeding and special nutritional supplements. Proper skin care is very important - use of special non-dry baths, regular application of anti-dryness, proper skin care, hydrating ointment, hot water and foam baths. It is advisable to avoid contact with abrasive textiles, mohair and wool. THE laundry and rinse aids should also be carefully selectedso that they do not irritate the skin.
If the disease is so severe, medication (such as steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, phototherapy, etc.) may be needed. These agents are generally good for managing the onset of disease and reducing the most unpleasant symptoms, such as persistent itching.
The majority of cases are more severe atopic dermatitis Symptoms decrease significantly by 3-5 yearsand skin inflammation is well-treated, focusing on a small area (usually the mild climate). Long-term improvement, without the onset of inflammation, can be expected only in the forties of life.