Atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a skin disease accompanied by dry, scaly, pruriginous wounds. Red patches appear on sensitive skin, generally on the cheeks, forehead and inner areas of the arms and legs. Atopic dermatitis often affects children, with hereditary allergic tendencies, before they are two years old. This is a chronic illness that occurs in breakouts, with relatively calm in-between periods during which wounds are still present but less significant.
While cortisone creams and anti-histamines are generally the most systematically prescribed treatments, they cannot be considered as being completely harmless for the youngest patients.
We know that dry skin is a predominant factor in the occurrence of atopic dermatitis. Along with carefully controlling the presence of allergens in a child's immediate environment, the use of organic, hypoallergenic organic skincare creams, enhanced with highly moisturising natural active ingredients such as primrose, jojoba and borage oils, nourishes even the most fragile skin and thus slows the development of patches.