Can People With Skin Asthma (eczema) Use Skin Care?

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Good afternoon doctor. Yesterday I went to a dermatologist, and he said I had skin asthma (I forgot what scientific language he mentioned). Then the doctor advised me to use all baby products, from soap to perfume. r n r nMy question is, can I use any product other than baby products? and what products can I use? because if I only use baby products, my skin is very dry. r n r nThank you ,.

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Hello Destianurul, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

Skin asthma is a term used to describe atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition in which the skin becomes dry, cracked, red, and itchy. This disease cannot be cured and can disappear and appear periodically. Atopic dermatitis is often experienced by people who have other atopic diseases (known as the atopic triad, which includes atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis, and asthma). People who have close relatives who have this atopic triad have a higher risk of experiencing the atopic triad as well.


Atopic dermatitis is a condition that cannot be cured, but you can take certain steps to prevent dermatitis from recurring, including:

Use a skin moisturizer at least 2 times a day. Use a skin moisturizer that is perfume-free and hypoallergenic.
Atopic dermatitis can occur due to certain triggers, therefore, you must identify these triggers and avoid them. Some common triggers include certain bath soaps (usually antiseptic and scented soaps), detergents, dish soap, which can also be triggered by stress, heat, cold, sweat, dust, and so on.
Don't take too long in the shower and don't use hot water to shower
Gently dry off after bathing (don't rub harshly) and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after showering.
Avoid using clothes that are harsh materials. Choose clothes that are soft and absorb sweat well
Use a humidifier in the rooms in your house, especially air-conditioned rooms.


As described above, the bottom line is that you always have to keep your skin moisturised. Products for babies in general contain high moisturizing and are hypoallergenic, so they are often recommended for use by people with atopic dermatitis. However, you can still use other products besides baby products as long as they are hypoallergenic and contain a good moisturizer for the skin. Avoid scented products, as fragrances can cause skin allergies.


The following information can be read about atopic dermatitis

So much information from me, hopefully it will be enough to answer

dr. irna cecilia

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