• Stepanka Capkova, Dermatologist, Czech Republic
    Dr Stepanka Capkova, Dermatologist - Czech Republic.

    As Dr Capkova summarises, Atopic eczema is the most common chronic and inflammatory skin disorder in children in developed countries. It is a long-term or recurrent skin disease which affects mainly infants, children and youth.

    Dr Stepanka Capkova, Dermatologist - Czech Republic.
  • Michaela Duchonova, PhD, Dermatologist, Slovak Republic
    Dr Michaela Duchonova, PhD, Dermatologist - Slovak Republic .

    Dr Duchonova adds that the disease reduces the quality of life over the long term, leaving an impact on the entire family.

    Dr Michaela Duchonova, PhD, Dermatologist - Slovak Republic .

Atopic eczema is the most common chronic and inflammatory skin disorder in children in developed countries

Hypersensitivity of the skin

Dr Capkova explains, “The skin and mucous membrane of a patient suffering from atopic eczema are genetically more sensitive to various substances that are naturally present in our environment. These substances enter our bodies through the skin, by breathing, or through our digestive tract. In an atopic patient, they come into contact with an immune system that is "out of tune", reacting in a hostile and strident manner. The biochemical processes in their skin as well as the nervous reflexive processes in their body occur in a slightly different manner. An atopic patient reacts differently to food, and their skin reacts to regular stimuli (which are or are not allergens) coming from the environment inside or outside of their body in an uncommon, strange and exceptional way.”

    According to Dr Duchonova, the three symptoms that characterise atopic children's skin are dry skin, itching and inflamed sites (reddening, peeling, swelling, weeping skin and scabs…). As a result, skin poorly performs its barrier role.

    Schema Skin Barrier Problem

    Dealing with atopic eczema

    The real issue is that you have to manage your child's atopic dermatitis. As stated by Dr Duchonova, “What is most important is that parents cooperate with professionals, communicate and share their experience and everyday problems to keep atopic eczema under control.” Dr Capkova shares this point of view. “Treatment is not just based on drugs,” she clarifies, “but is composed of a set of measures.”

    Emollient

    Regular moisturising with emollient creams and ointments is the basis for atopic eczema treatment.

    Stress

    ''Emergency brakes'': Traditional topical corticosteroids are used to manage acute flare-ups of eczema symptoms

    Body areas

    Prevent further flare-ups by correct skin care, observing trigger factors and limiting exposure to them

    Calendar

    Influence the course of the disease over the long term through preventive care, a suitable diet and lifestyle, and systematic treatment.

    No 'universal miracle cure'

    Dr Capkova explains. that “As atopic eczema is a disease based on genetic predisposition, current medicine cannot rid the eczema-prone patient of the disease completely. However, most symptoms ease or disappear on their own with age. There is no “universal miracle cure”. However, keeping the course of eczema “under control” is possible with well-informed parents and careful adherence to preventive and curative measures. This requires great patience, observing and eliminating individual triggers and worsening factors, as well as putting the atopic patient on a suitable diet. The results of proper skincare are visible only after several weeks or even months. Often several treatments and procedures have to be tried, but the parents, in proper cooperation with a paediatrician and a dermatologist, usually find the “right” cure for their child.”

     

    The parents, in proper cooperation with a paediatrician and a dermatologist, usually find the “right” cure for their child.

    Key points to remember

    • Three symptoms: very dry skin, itching, local inflammation.
    • The skin is hypersensitive to potential allergens.
    • Moisturising is vitally important to strengthening the skin's barrier function. We recommend Atoderm Shower Oil to gently cleanse & Atoderm Intensive Balm to deeply moisturise. 
    • It's possible to control atopic eczema using appropriate preventive and curative measures.

  • BIODERMA product photo, Atoderm Shower Oil 1L, shower oil for dry skin
  • Rinse-off daily cleanser

    Very dry, irritated to atopic sensitive skin

    Skin Barrier Therapy™ patent

    Atoderm Huile de douche

    24h hydration and immediate comfort right from the shower.

    For whom ?

    For all the family (except prematures)

  • BIODERMA product photo, Atoderm Intensive baume 500ml, moisturizing balm for dry skin
  • Daily care

    Very dry, irritated to atopic sensitive skin

    Skin Barrier Therapy™ patent

    Atoderm Intensive baume

    Intensively anti-itching and replenishing care. Ultra-soothing & ultra-nourishing.

    For whom ?

    For all the family (except prematures)

  • Treatment care

    Dry to very dry sensitive skin Very dry, irritated to atopic sensitive skin

    Skin relief technology

    Atoderm SOS spray

    Anti-itching reflex for immediate relief.

    For whom ?

    For all the family (except prematures)

  • Daily care

    Dry to very dry sensitive skin Very dry, irritated to atopic sensitive skin

    Skin Barrier Therapy™ patent

    Atoderm Préventive

    Nourishing dermo-consolidating cream that slows down the aggravation of skin dryness from birth.

    For whom ?

    Children, Babies