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Atopic dermatitis is usually genetic. It is the most common skin disorder in young people. Its intensity decreases with age.

Whatever your skin type, specific factors might trigger or lead to oversensitivity: Your skin reacts strongly when you’d rather it didn’t…

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What is Atopic Dermatitis ?

Atopic Dermatitis is not well understood…..
Atopic Dermatitis affects 10-15% of newborns, making it the #1 chronic infant disorder.
Bothersome for both babies and their families, it often starts very early but doesn’t affect normal development. Most of the time, it usually goes away during childhood.
The biggest risk factor for developing infant AD is a family history of hay fever, eczema, respiratory or food allergies…

Main types of Atopic Dermatitis

It is a combination of red oozing and itchy skin patches with dry skin which will need to be moisturised and “lipid nourished”.
Affected areas (cheeks, forehead, trunk, followed by elbow folds and knees) vary from one child to another.
In all cases, the resulting itching is a source of suffering for the child which in turn affects the entire family. Insomnia is most often shared by the parents…
Possible complications include frequent overinfections from scratched lesions which often carry Staphylococcus, Streptococcus or other Herpes virus.


Fortunately, doctors are able to help:
- Emollient products for atopic xerosis to cleanse, moisturise , dry the skin and prevent infections, overinfections and mainly to soothe.
- Topical corticosteroid (while carefully respecting the protocol indicated by the doctor for applications, counting the number of tubes used, etc.) prescribed for eczema flare-ups.



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