Atopic dermatitis: symptoms, factors and treatment
Do you suffer from atopic skin? If you have atopic dermatitis, atopic skin or eczema on the skin, in this post we inform you about everything you need to know about this type of skin.
And we know that you want to suffer from these types of problems, they have to face annoyances that are sometimes very difficult to cope with . If we add to this the despair of seeing how many products fail to calm or repair our skin, the situation can be very frustrating.
But let's not be negative, that it is a complex problem does not mean that it cannot be solved and coped well. That is why we have decided to write this article, in order to understand atopic dermatitis a little better , the factors that influence it and its best solutions.
In this post we will talk about the following points:
- What is atopic skin
- Symptoms of atopic skin: dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema on the skin ...
- Factors that affect dermatitis and how to avoid them
- Creams for atopic skin
So pay attention to the end. We anticipate that it is a problem from which we have a lot to learn.
What is atopic skin
It is a chronic skin disorder that resides in irritation, itching and peeling or eczema. This disorder is produced by a reaction in the skin and appears in people who lack certain proteins, the body is very sensitive to certain foods, allergies or environmental factors.
Symptoms of atopic skin
You may wonder, what difference is there between atopic skin , dermatitis or atopic dermatitis ? Well, the essence is the same. Atopic skin is because this type of skin is not classified among the normal skin types (dry, mixed or oily) and it turns out to be an abnormal skin type, different from the rest. Dermatitis corresponds to the term of inflammation of the dermis, and it is usual to hear it as an abbreviation although the correct thing is atopic dermatitis, which the definition would be something like inflammation of the dermis for an uncommon cause.
The main affected by this skin disorder are children since the skin of babies is very sensitive. And although many people heal and their dermatitis begins to disappear as the years go by, the reality is that around 10% of people with atopic skin continue to suffer from it during adulthood .
The redness, eczema and itching are the main symptoms along with desquamation, and usually appear in the most sensitive areas of the body like hands, face and more specifically on the eyelids and in the folds of the arms, legs and underarms . However, when we have a strong outbreak the symptoms can appear throughout the body and that is when the itching is accentuated, being so intense that it influences our routine, not allowing us to rest or do activities normally.
Likewise, atopic dermatitis is intensely related to seasonal allergies as well as asthma, urticaria, rhinitis, etc ...
Factors that affect atopic dermatitis and how to avoid them
There are many external agents that influence the worsening or improvement of atopic dermatitis, in fact it is linked to stress, seasons of the year, external agents, environments.
But here is a list of things to avoid if your skin is atopic.
- Try to always use cotton and avoid that the wool has contact with the skin, since this type of fabric can cause irritation.
- Avoid harsh gels or soaps with chemicals, which do not respect the specific needs of your skin. Natural products are a great alternative to ensure carefree hygiene.
- Avoid drastic changes in body temperature, as skin with atopic dermatitis does not usually tolerate them well.
- Avoid baths that are too long . Try to take a bath at most once a day and that the baths are not with too hot water. Although necessary, water alters the composition of our skin if the exposure is too long.
- Do not use any cleansing gel , always keep in mind products that are for atopic and / or sensitive skin. This advice should be applied not only to cleansing gels, but also to all cosmetic products whose action requires a high-concentration formula.
- When leaving the shower or bath, do not rub excessively , or too hard, the areas of the body. Ideally, pat dry with a towel that is as soft as possible.
- Try not to leave moisture on your skin, dry it well or the humidity will favor the creation of eczema.
- Do not expose your hands to the cold . Wear gloves to prevent them from cracking, since the hands are one of the most sensitive parts of our body and one of the first to reflect that something is wrong.
- When cleaning your home, try scrubbing with gloves . Detergents are too strong and one of the worst products that could come in contact with your skin.
- Prevent your body from being dehydrated . Always keep it nourished so that the skin does not crack, since even if it is an external organ, most of the benefits that we can provide come from within us.
Creams for atopic skin
First of all, you should know that atopic dermatitis does not have a definitive cure . The treatments that exist for atopic skin are to alleviate the symptoms and although in many cases it can improve our skin, it is not useful for all people. That is why it is so necessary to use specific, quality products adapted to the characteristics of skin with atopic dermatitis.
However, it is advisable to use emollient creams, which deeply hydrate and regenerate the skin's structure . Even, apply cream as many times as necessary or as many showers we take since a hydrated and nourished skin always presents less irritation and itching in the moments of the outbreak. This prevention is one of our main weapons when fighting it. Take care that the creams always respect, and even help to regenerate, the PH of our skin. The level of acidity is one of the main factors that we should not neglect at any time.
Spanish Institute : The atopic skin line of the renowned Spanish Institute brand is specialized in the protection and care of atopic, sensitive and dry skin. Its formula regenerates the dermis and prevents dehydration of the skin as well as protecting and soothing the characteristic symptoms of sensitive skin.
La Roche Posay : the LIPIKAR line from La Roche Posay is the line for atopic skin with more than twenty years of experience in the field of drier skin. Children and adults with problems of excessively dry skin with atopic tendencies find their solution in a range of efficient products that are careful with their skin. Its creams hydrate in depth avoiding irritations and redness. Click here to see their products.
Bioderma : Through its Atoderm range, specific for sensitive, dry and atopic skin, BIODERMA provides a different solution . Thanks to its dermo-patented formulas, Atoderm allows the hydrolipidic film of skins with a lack of hydration to be restored in a biological and lasting way. Thus avoiding future breakouts on the skin. Click here to see their products.
As you can see, there are many different products for atopic dermatitis, the only thing that can cost you is finding the right one for you. If you have doubts, it is best to ask your dermatologist.
Now we are going to make a small summary of the most important things that we have seen in this article. We have started by explaining what atopic dermatitis consists of, being a problem caused mainly by the absence of certain proteins and environmental factors.
Then we recall some of its most common symptoms, such as itching, redness or eczema. When reviewing the factors that cause it, we placed particular emphasis on the drawbacks of inappropriate chemicals. Finally, we have recommended that you use only adapted skin products, mentioning several lines of brands that do care about those who suffer from these problems.
We hope that all this information has helped you and that you try these special body creams and emulsion for atopic, sensitive skin and eczema. This is a complex problem, on which we hope we have shed a little light.
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