Atopic dermatitis is a disease characterized by an allergic reaction in the form of rashes on the skin. The reasons for it can be problems in the work of individual organs and their systems, a hereditary factor, nervous overload. Allergens are food, animal hair, medicines, plant pollen, dust, etc.
Parents of sick children often have the question of whether a child can be vaccinated for atopic dermatitis. Vaccination is aimed at preventing serious diseases. However, vaccinations do not always work positively. There is no categorical ban on vaccination for patients with dermatitis. But since there is a risk that the injected drugs will provoke an exacerbation of the disease, a consultation with a doctor is necessary before vaccination, possibly tests.
When not to get vaccinated
- Do not vaccinate during exacerbations, because in this case, dermatitis may worsen. It is necessary to wait for a stable remission.
- The DPT vaccine for dermatitis is replaced by Infanrix , ADS or ADS-M.
Vaccination is also stressful for a healthy body. Therefore, with dermatitis, special preparation is necessary before vaccination.
How to prepare for vaccination
- Before vaccination it is necessary to use antihistamines. The dose and course of administration should be prescribed by the attending physician.
- Avoid contact with allergens (follow a diet, do not use synthetic clothing and bedding that provokes allergies, remove other irritating factors).
- Regulate bowel function.
- Moisturize the skin using a hypoallergenic cream.
- Take water procedures under the shower in warm water no more than twice a week.
- Consult a doctor. In difficult cases, vaccination is done in a hospital.
Precautions after vaccination
- After the vaccination is done, it is forbidden to wash for 3 days.
- Avoid contact with allergens.
- It is important to see a doctor within 3 days after vaccination.
- It is necessary to protect the patient from communication with those suffering from infectious diseases.
- Moisturize the skin with a cream that does not contain dyes and fragrances.