Atopic dermatitis is a chronic allergic disease that develops in people with a genetic predisposition to atopy and has a recurrent course. Often combined with other allergic diseases, such as: rhinitis, conjunctivitis, bronchial asthma.
Over the past 30 years, the incidence of atopic dermatitis has increased 2-3 times. Today, it affects 2-5% of adults and 10-20% of children worldwide.
The main risk factor is genetic predisposition. If both parents have atopic dermatitis, the child will inherit this disease in 60-80% of cases.
Causes of atopic dermatitis
The causes of atopic dermatitis are complex and not fully understood.
There are many environmental factors that can provoke an exacerbation of this disease and worsen its course, in particular:
- sensitivity to pollen, household and food allergens;
- infectious agents (staphylococci, streptococci and others);
The onset of the disease most often occurs in early childhood.
Symptoms of atopic dermatitis
Marked dryness of the skin, severe itching, which often worsens at night, and inflammatory rashes are characteristic. Skin lesions are mostly localized on the face and scalp, bends of the knees and elbows in children, on the trunk and in large folds in schoolchildren, on the eyelids, neck and hands in young men.
Atopic skin lacks natural moisturizing factors, due to which the formation of the lipid barrier deteriorates.
This leaves the skin unprotected and the underlying layers open to infection, which comes from the nails through the surface of the skin during scratching.
Treatment of atopic dermatitis in Ternopil
Atopic dermatitis requires timely treatment. This will help to quickly reverse the development of skin rashes, prevent secondary infection, and extend the periods between exacerbations.
It is possible to live fully with atopic skin by choosing individual moisturizing care and the right balanced diet.
Contact the dermatovenerologist of the Medical Center Viasan and we will help improve the quality of your life by teaching you how to live with atopy!
More detailed information can be obtained by phone:
+38 (098) 452-55-58; +38 (095) 252-55-58 (Ternopil, 12 Medova St.)
+38 (098) 983-95-58; +38 (050) 983-95-58 (Kremenets, Shevchenka St., 89)