Atopic dermatitis in children: the source of the disease, treatment and advice from Komarovsky
Almost all parents faced the problem of skin allergy in their child. One of the manifestations of an allergic reaction is the appearance of atopic dermatitis in a baby. Unfortunately, this phenomenon is not rare, and there are modern medicine that can solve this serious problem.
Learn all about the causes, symptoms and methods of treating atopic dermatitis in children.
Atopic dermatitis ; it is an allergic skin lesion caused by the body’s response to external factors, such as food irritants and the external environment. Its main symptoms are dry skin and severe itching, sometimes very strong in the affected areas of the skin. Most often, the back sides of the palms and feet, stomach, chest and neck are affected. Less often the cheeks and skin in the eye area.
There are three age groups of this disease:
How does atopic dermatitis in children look on the photo:
Food allergy. This is the most common cause of atopic dermatitis in infants. It can be caused by a woman’s malnutrition during pregnancy, especially in later periods or during breastfeeding. Also, such a reaction is possible for overfeeding the baby or refusing breastfeeding.
Children aged more than 3 years are observed neurodermatitis and ichthyosis. In such cases, elbows and knee folds are affected.
Before contacting the doctor, the parents themselves can lead the diagnosis, all the symptoms can be determined visually. But you can not start treatment alone, only a doctor, conducting appropriate studies, will be able to prescribe the right therapy.
Now let's talk about how to cure atopic dermatitis in a child. To start a successful treatment, first of all, you must exclude all contact with allergens, for this purpose, such an analysis is taken. If one of the parents smokes, it is extremely necessary to save the child from exposure to tobacco smoke. Next, the body is cleaned Enteros gel preparations and the like. These activities are not medicated, but this is only the beginning.
Antihistamines, such as Zodak, Zirtek and Erius should be taken according to the instructions in accordance with the child's age.
A noticeable clinical effect will be noticeable after 3-4 months of treatment. But given the sedative effect of such drugs, you should consult a doctor.