An allergy, or hypersensitivity, is an ill-adapted and excessive reaction on the part of the immune system caused by contact with a foreign substance, or allergen. When allergies occur, the body considers this substance, which would normally be tolerated, as dangerous. Hereditary tendency towards allergic conditions is also called atopy, which can be considered as an aggravating factor.
With pulmonary symptoms (asthma) and oto-rhino laryngitis (hay-fever), cutaneous symptoms such as eczema, atopic dermatitis and hives are more frequent. For the latter, the most common medical treatments are antihistamines and corticoids, which are not well suited for the fragile and immature bodies of young children.
Preventing cutaneous allergies by using natural cosmetic creams, without paraben and additives, enriched with active hypoallergenic ingredients, has shown significant results.