Atopic dermatitis (or atopic eczema) is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory skin disease. Very common in children, in the 65% of cases is manifested in the first year of life while in 90% until their age 5 years. There is a hereditary predisposition and children with a family history of allergies, asthma and atopic dermatitis are more likely to develop the disease. Usually the disease resolves automatically until adolescence. Until then, the doctor with the appropriate medication and instructions regarding the daily care and care of the skin helps to control the flares, to keep the disease in remission and to have the little patient and his family a good quality of life..

Patients with atopic dermatitis show severe dry skin due to a skin barrier disorder, as a result, allergens and germs can enter the environment. The affected skin has intense redness (blush) and exfoliation (fine peeling) and intense itching which also burdens the patient's sleep.

Below we suggest tips for the patient's daily life that should be followed in parallel with his medication recommended by the doctor:

  • Every day a single and short bath with lukewarm water,without the use of a sponge. We choose a shower gel and shampoo special for atopic dermatitis. Additionally, use of bath oil in water.
  • Wipe the bodytampons without intense rubbing and apply emollient-moisturizer immediately after, on still wet skin.
  • Avoid overheating in the child's room.
  • Avoid exposure to cold and dry air or hot and humid weather in summer (use of air conditioning)
  • Use only cotton clothes and sheets in direct contact with the skin.
  • Avoid using fabric softeners, bleach clothes, perfumes and generally the,anything that has color or fragrance
  • Avoid possible food allergens e.g.. tomato,nuts in outbreak of the disease
  • Avoid the emotional (anxiety) and physical stress (intense fatigue, lack of sleep)
  • Avoid scratching the damage. Itching causes desire for extra itching through irritation of nerve endings in the skin. It also increases the chances of infecting the lesions with germs. Keep your nails close and clean, wear long-sleeved cotton bodysuits for babies to cover the surface of the skin.