Red cheeks, spots on the face and body, eczema, rashes, itching are all symptoms of atopic dermatitis. As a rule, it is associated with food or non-food allergies, increases before or after SARS, has seasonal exacerbations (in spring and autumn), and when the child feels consistently well, his manifestations subside.
Scientists still have not yet agreed on what exactly causes atopic dermatitis and how exactly it occurs. But it has been established that all skin problems, and atopic dermatitis is no exception, are associated with an emotional state.
In addition to infections or problems with the gastrointestinal tract, our psycho-emotional state has a tremendous impact on the condition of the skin! Dermatological diseases also indicate unresolved internal problems. For example, you got angry, nervous, “stressed”, but did not show it outside, and the emotions remained inside. But since they still need to go somewhere, they seem to “go out” through the body, leaving marks on the skin. This process can be compared to a pot standing on the stove, in which water is boiling, and the lid is tightly closed. Sooner or later, the steam lid will start bouncing.
So it is with our state: if there is an accumulation of internal conflicts, unexpressed emotions, unresolved by the situation, then our body “jumps”, gives a bodily reaction. The more unresolved issues, anxiety and stress, the greater the negative impact on the skin.
Psychologists have noticed that atopic dermatitis in children can occur in cases where the mother is emotionally unavailable. Then the disease helps to attract it completely. And since in childhood we remember everything very well, as an adult, a person can continue such reactions. A stable pattern of behavior is formed: the reaction occurs when attention is needed. It is worth listening to this and starting to treat the problem by solving the problem of getting attention.
Olga Ivannikova, clinical psychologist, systemic therapy specialist, EDMR therapist, BABÉ Laboratorios expert
To combat atopic dermatitis, in addition to controlling the emotional state, it is equally important to pay attention to the condition of the skin. Here, dermatologists are reassuring: with proper care and support for a stable remission, this problem can disappear when the child grows up. It is known and proven that the mechanism of occurrence of atopic dermatitis is associated with the protein filaggrin, one of the structural elements of the skin. With a certain combination of factors not related to the skin (just about them there are disputes in the scientific community), its deficiency leads to changes in the skin, excessive dryness, and itching. The “atopic march” begins — atopic dermatitis develops.
It is important to understand that the skin of a child, compared to the skin of an adult, is less perfect: it is thinner, it does not have sebaceous glands that feed it, but more fat and blood. Therefore, it is more reactive and more vulnerable. The pH level of a baby’s skin is higher than the pH level of an adult.
If your child is atopic, the first thing to think about is moisturizing and maintaining the hydro-lipid balance of the skin. Today, dermatologists recommend first of all including special moisturizers, emollients containing components related to the skin in the care of atopic skin. After an examination and consultation with a dermatologist, additional treatments for atopic dermatitis can also be prescribed: ointments and creams against strong manifestations, but emollient as a basic care is really the best friend of atopics.
For those whose skin is excessively dry and atopic, only reliable, safe and proven dermocosmetics are needed. Proven among dermatologists and pediatricians, BABÉ Laboratorios dermocosmetics, which have been produced in Spain since 1994, are designed to solve the most common skin problems for children and adults, and atopic dermatitis is no exception. The PEDIATRIC line has two products against the main symptoms of atopic dermatitis — Emollient Baby Cream for Dry and Atopic Skin and Baby Face Balm with Omega 3, 6 and 9.
The formulas are based on three unique complexes of herbal ingredients: Skin Calm, Skin Repair and Skin Defense. Their synergistic action soothes, restores and protects sensitive atopic skin from external influences and damage.
Emollient Baby Cream for Dry and Atopic Skin is a must-have for atopic parents. Formulated with Skin Calm, an antihistamine ingredient, it breaks the itch-scratch cycle where one triggers the other and may take a long time to complete. The composition, enriched with Omega 3,6 and 9, restores the hydro-lipid layer of the skin, providing deep nourishment to extremely dry skin. Also, the tool has a directed effect on inflammatory elements, reducing the number of bacteria, and relieves itching, giving an instant feeling of comfort.
Children’s Face Balm with Omega 3, 6 and 9 acts in three directions at once: softens irritations, moisturizes even the deep layers of the skin and provides instant comfort. Its formula strengthens the skin’s natural barrier, reducing the risk of infection. One application is enough to instantly relieve itching and tightness. Designed for the most demanding skin, the cream is free of alcohol, parabens, mineral oils, preservatives and fragrances, tested by dermatologists and pediatricians.
The BABÉ Laboratorios expert recommends: “If your child is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, this is not a reason to panic. You need to understand that the baby has especially sensitive and reactive skin and, most likely, it needs to be observed in terms of allergies and issues of the gastrointestinal tract. Today, most even severe forms of atopy are manageable, and the sooner you get tested, the more likely you are to quickly forget about this problem. ”
ADVICE FOR MOMMS WITH ALLERGICS AND ATOPICS FROM BABÉ LABORATORIOS
· Follow a diet that excludes individual and general allergens, as well as foods that increase the overall level of IgE (histamine liberators).
Avoid clothing made from artificial fabrics.
Use emollients at least twice a day on the entire body and face.
· Bathe your baby in soft water, do not rub the skin with a towel, apply an emollient after each bath.
Do not neglect sunscreen even in the city and during remission.