A frequent skin disorder
The cause: severely dry skin
Because the skin barrier has become modified, the allergens in our environment are able to deeply penetrate into the lower epidermal layers. They then stimulate the immune system, which overreacts. This causes clinical signs of atopic eczema to appear: itchiness, inflammation and oozing. Environmental factors may also explain the significant increase in atopic dermatitis over the past few years: pollution, passive smoking, etc.
Treatment : dermocorticoids and emollient creams
Once the lesions have disappeared, emollient creams restore moisture to extremely dry skin. This will also help prevent outbreaks. Creams for atopic skin should be applied to the entire body once or twice a day.
To reduce the number of outbreaks, we recommend that you :
- take showers rather than baths
- use gentle gel cleansers that are soap and fragrance-free
- wear cotton clothing rather than wool or synthetic garments
- maintain a low temperature in the room
For more information, please contact your dermatologist.