5 common queries about atopic dermatitis

30-11-2017

Pharmacist Marián García

If your child has atopic dermatitis, it might help if you understood what is happening to his skin. The skin is a barrier that helps to protect us from the exterior. In this case, the skin loses water more quickly than usual because small cracks appear in the skin that lead to dehydration.

During an outbreak you might need to use topical medication to relieve the itching and irritation. However, there are also times when taking baths and applying the right moisturizing cream will be enough to control...

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Atopic dermatitis, what is it and what are the signs?

ATOPIC DERMATITIS, WHAT IS IT AND WHAT ARE THE SIGNS?

20-03-2017

Dra. Laura Miguel.

Parents often know that their child is atopic even before they go to the dermatology clinic because it is a common condition amongst babies and children and is easily recognisable. It can also affect adults, and in these cases it is more serious and quite resistant to the treatments available. Below we’re going to answer a few of the questions that often come up when talking about atopic dermatitis.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is the most common...

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ATOPIC DERMATITIS

ATOPIC DERMATITIS. HOW TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS

18-11-2016

Dr. Gemma Márquez.

What is atopic dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis is becoming increasingly common in children, affecting up to 20%. 2-5% of adults also suffer from it. This percentage has been seen to increase, especially in western countries. But luckily, for most children, it clears up by itself during adolescence.

How can I be sure it is an outbreak of atopic dermatitis?

There are other skin diseases that can be confused with atopic skin. The atopic patient displays two characteristics above all: very dry skin and very itchy skin.

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THE SUCCESS OF MOISTURISING TREATMENT DURING OUTBREAKS OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS.

THE SUCCESS OF MOISTURISING TREATMENT DURING OUTBREAKS OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS

18-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel.

One of the most common reasons for babies and small children being seen at the dermatology clinic is atopic dermatitis, a condition that parents have heard of a lot, but only a few of them really know how to treat it correctly. The daily use of moisturising creams is a basic tool to help to relieve the itching and improve the skin’s barrier when the dermatitis is at its peak, as well as preventing a new outbreak, always backed up by the treatment prescribed by the doctor.

What is atopic dermatitis?

It is a disease that alters the surface of...

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