1 in 10 children suffering from atopic dermatitis
According Agustina Segurado, chief of Dermatology, Hospital del Sureste de Madrid, "this disease is a skin problem that it is becoming more developed and, although its origin is not known, it is believed that changes in life and habits in the cities, pollution and stress have increased its incidence in children. "
Agustina Segurado, coordinator of the workshop for Atopic Skin Care in Children, held in the hospital and organized by Avene Dermatological Laboratories, says that "contrary to what you may think, these children are not usually allergic to anything but intolerant of everything. "
The workshop aims to educate children aged between five and ten years in skin care when they suffer atopic dermatitis, which are currently under treatment.
Agustina Segurado explains that "we pick up habits in childhood are best carried out during adulthood," and notes the importance of skin care through the cream, avoiding scratching, and using low detergent products.
The workshop will be repeated throughout the year, is taught by Christine Smith, Pharm.D, who teaches through play for children and parents the tools to control this condition.
The trainer explains that "the aim is that they recognize that when their skin begins to itch, and care should be treated in a more special." It is also hoped that "parents are not the only worry about the disease, but to monitor the care of his son, so that they are children who act responsibly."
Atopic dermatitis usually begins in the first months of life, when infants have a poorer immune system and an immature skin and can affect in varying degrees, being more likely in certain areas such as elbows, knees and neck. However, the disease tends to disappear seven or eight years, can be maintained into adulthood.
It is a disease in which outbreaks occur, ie, the skin begins to itch and, consequently, the patient may cause blisters, redness and peeling. To reduce them, it is important to avoid contact with allergens and apply creams regularly. It is advisable to take showers instead of baths, use mild soap-free cleansing gels and fragrance free, rich in oil and wear cotton clothes better than synthetic.