Atopic dermatitis is a chronic non-infectious skin disease caused by a genetic predisposition and provoked by various allergic factors. The main symptoms are itching, redness, dryness and flaking of the skin.
Atopic dermatitis is often caused by heredity. In most cases, dermatitis manifests itself in early childhood with the preservation of one or another of its signs throughout life.
An allergic reaction that causes atopic dermatitis lies in the hyperreaction of the body to various substances, for example, plant pollen, animal dander, dust, household chemicals, and so on.
Atopic dermatitis is characterized by its relapsing course with periods of exacerbation. Frequent exacerbations can be caused by the following reasons:
- contact with an allergen;
- season of the year;
- stress and fatigue.
It is worth noting that self-diagnosis is unacceptable, since a variety of diseases can be hidden behind similar symptoms, and erroneously prescribed treatment will only aggravate the situation. Be sure to consult your doctor, and only on the basis of all the necessary studies can the presence or absence of the disease be confirmed.
Emollients in the treatment of atopic dermatitis
The main type of therapy for atopic dermatitis is the use of antiallergic drugs. In addition, complex therapy in the treatment of atopic dermatitis in adults and children includes special oil-based care products: creams, ointments, emulsions, called emollients . The fatty substances of the emollient help to get rid of the symptoms of the disease, relieve redness and itching, reduce peeling, they prevent the skin from drying out and have a softening effect. But here it is important to remember that emollients are effective only as part of complex therapy, which includes taking medications aimed at eliminating the cause of the disease.
There is a whole list of emollients for atopic dermatitis, but one of the most popular in skin care for children and adults is Losterin . The Losterin product line includes cream, ointment, shampoo and gel. They contain not one, but several active ingredients at once, which increases the effectiveness of treatment. For example:
- Deresined naftalan and salicylic acid have an antifungal and anti-inflammatory effect.
- Natural oils (linseed, almond and sunflower) provide an exfoliating and bacteriostatic effect.
It should be noted that Losterin emollients are an example of the optimal ratio of price and effective effect in the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
Benefits of using Losterin products
- The presence of several active ingredients in the composition, unlike many other products with only one active ingredient.
- Ease of use. Means are quickly absorbed into the skin and do not cause discomfort during application.
- The presence of extracts of medicinal herbs and natural oils.
- The ability to use funds as often as necessary.