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Atopic skin

Tips for atopic skin

Hygiene

  • After the bath, when the skin is still wet, apply a specific emollient cream, which moisturises the baby's skin. Using the cream daily is an effective aid to space out the outbreaks and relapses.
  • Keep nails short and clean to prevent injuries and infections during scratching.

Body care

  • In general, baths are recommended in order to help babies to relax. The water must be lukewarm (less than 33°C) and the bath should not last longer than 10 minutes.
  • When bathing your child, you should choose gels that do not dry out the skin, which are preferably lipid-enriched and have a physiological pH.

Clothing

  • Preferably cotton and linen clothes, including the bedclothes, as they make perspiration easier.
  • When washing clothes, they should be well rinsed, avoiding the use of softeners and bleaches.

Feeding

  • Try to prolong breastfeeding, as it strengthens the baby's immune system and prevents babies from rejecting food.

The beach and the sun

  • Children can swim in the sea or pools, although in the event of outbreaks it is preferable to avoid going in the water.
  • Avoid going out when the sun is strongest.
  • Protect the skin from the sun using high protection sun creams specific for atopic skin.
  • After going in the water you should rinse the skin and apply an emollient cream, since sea salts and chlorine can irritate the skin.

At home

  • The temperature and humidity of bedrooms should be kept constant, avoiding dry environments.
  • Bedrooms must be ventilated daily.
  • Try to avoid using carpets or cuddly toys that tend to accumulate dust.

Daily routine for atopic skin

1 Daily and specific hygiene

Use daily at the time of bath or shower to clean the atopic skin with maximum softness

2 Daily and specific repair

Apply at least twice a day: in the morning and after showering or bathing to repair the skin barrier and prevent water loss

3 Multi-protection

Apply before leaving home in areas exposed to external agents

4 Moments of outbreak

Apply daily on the affected area as many times as necessary, especially at moments of outbreak