Atopic Dermatitis In Infants Aged 4 Months.?
Good morning, I want to ask. My child is 4 months old and has been diagnosed with atopic dermatitis, only the cause is still being sought. Now what I want to ask, if the condition of the skin is very dry, it’s better to take a shower using cold or warm water huh?
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Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin caused by the presence of certain allergens that cause allergies and is based on the occurrence of dryness of the skin that occurs. Atopic dermatitis often occurs in infants or children because at this age skin moisture is still very minimal. The condition of atopic dermatitis is also influenced by genetic factors where if both or one parent experiences a certain allergic condition both on the skin or other body parts, then the child can be at risk of up to 80 percent experiencing this type of allergy as well as atopic dermatitis.
In the case of your baby where the cause is unknown, the following steps can be considered to reduce complaints:
Bathing 2 times a day with warm water that is not too warm.
Use baby soap with a neutral pH
Avoid using antiseptics on baby's skin
Avoid the use of fragrances or fragrances on the baby's skin and when washing clothes
Use special detergents for sensitive skin or babies in washing baby clothes
Use clothes that are loose and easily absorb sweat because atopic dermatitis can often be triggered by sweating.
Inadequate hydration of the baby's body by giving enough milk.
Use moisturizers on baby's skin regularly. But pay attention to avoid moisturizers with fragrance.
That's all I can say, hopefully it's useful.