Atopic Dermatitis In Infants Aged 5 Months?
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Hello Apunk, Thank you for the question.
Eczema / atopic dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that causes red rashes on the skin that feels itchy. In addition to the appearance of skin rashes, the skin can also become scaly, thickened, even peeling. The exact cause of atopic eczema is unknown however, this condition is a condition that is passed on from parent to child. Several factors can trigger atopic eczema such as high-protein foods / drinks, animal dander, mites, pollen, cold temperatures, clothing materials that irritate the skin such as wool, and skin infections. Management of atopic eczema aims to treat symptoms experienced by sufferers because this condition cannot be cured. In addition to treatment, sufferers must avoid things that can trigger symptoms of atopic eczema. In order for your child to receive treatment that suits his condition, you can consult a dermatologist. The doctor needs to ask about these symptoms and your child's health condition and do an examination of the skin rash. Treatment to be given by a doctor can be in the form of drugs or other therapies such as dressing or light therapy, depending on your child's condition.
Please try to recognize what things can trigger worsening symptoms in your child and avoid it. Use mild soap to bathe your child; You can have hypoallergenic products. If you have pets at home, make sure you always clean the house regularly from falling animal hair.
Hopefully this information helps you.