On-going treatment for atopic skin: moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

In all cases of atopic eczema, there is always the problem of very dry skin and an impaired skin barrier. Daily nourishing of this dry skin is essential to strengthening its protective hydrolipidic layer. The simple gesture also helps to space out flare-ups. For babies at risk, it's important to start applying emollient products as soon as they're born and to continue until there are no longer any symptoms – often up until adolescence! Be sure to choose products specifically adapted to atopic skin.

 

The advantages of having properly moisturised atopic skin:

  • Forestall eczema flare-ups
  • Slow the disease's evolution by improving skin balance
  • Treat symptoms by lessening itchiness

 

Treating eczema flare-ups: battling inflammation

When a flare-up occurs, localised anti-inflammatory treatment (topical corticosteroids) are still the most appropriate way to soothe rapidly, reduce itchiness and avoid infection for your child. Always apply the treatment prescribed by your doctor on the affected areas only, once a day, until the redness disappears. The amount of topical corticosteroids you use automatically decreases as treatment progresses and patches grow smaller. It is always a good idea to follow your doctor's recommendations.

4 tips to apply cream like a pro:

  1. Wash your hands before applying cream on your child.
  2. Be generous. The right amount of cream for a child's two elbows and knees is equivalent to the size of an adult's knuckle. Massage it in gently and slowly so that it all gets absorbed.
  3. Emollient cream twice a day: apply the moisturising cream or balm morning and evening, even if your child doesn't have a bath or shower, all over his body and not just in the critical spots.
  4. Anti-inflammatory treatment once a day: at the same time as the emollient cream, and only on the eczema patches, until they disappear. Always follow the doctor's prescription.

Cold

Apply cold: Place ice cubes wrapped in a clean cloth on the patches.

SOS

Spray Bioderma's Atoderm SOS Spray to calm itchiness. It is even suitable to use with newborns.

Pebble

Try to stop scratching by rubbing all of your child's itchy areas with smooth, cold pebbles, or any other smooth object, to limit skin damage.

Wooden Roller

Use a wooden anti-scratching roller to massage the itchy area.

Teddy bear

Divert attention with her favourite toy, a joke, or a game making faces to keep her mind off scratching!

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • Treatment care

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

    Skin relief technology

    Atoderm SOS spray

    Anti-icthing 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