Tips for atopic skin
- After the bath, when the skin is still wet, apply a specific emollient cream, which moisturises the baby's skin. Using the cream daily is an effective aid to space out the outbreaks and relapses.
- Keep nails short and clean to prevent injuries and infections during scratching.
- In general, baths are recommended in order to help babies to relax. The water must be lukewarm (less than 33°C) and the bath should not last longer than 10 minutes.
- When bathing your child, you should choose gels that do not dry out the skin, which are preferably lipid-enriched and have a physiological pH.
- Preferably cotton and linen clothes, including the bedclothes, as they make perspiration easier.
- When washing clothes, they should be well rinsed, avoiding the use of softeners and bleaches.
- Try to prolong breastfeeding, as it strengthens the baby's immune system and prevents babies from rejecting food.
The beach and the sun
- Children can swim in the sea or pools, although in the event of outbreaks it is preferable to avoid going in the water.
- Avoid going out when the sun is strongest.
- Protect the skin from the sun using high protection sun creams specific for atopic skin.
- After going in the water you should rinse the skin and apply an emollient cream, since sea salts and chlorine can irritate the skin.
- The temperature and humidity of bedrooms should be kept constant, avoiding dry environments.
- Bedrooms must be ventilated daily.
- Try to avoid using carpets or cuddly toys that tend to accumulate dust.
Daily routine for atopic skin
1 Daily and specific hygiene
Use daily at the time of bath or shower to clean the atopic skin with maximum softness
2 Daily and specific repair
Apply at least twice a day: in the morning and after showering or bathing to repair the skin barrier and prevent water loss
Apply before leaving home in areas exposed to external agents
4 Moments of outbreak
Apply daily on the affected area as many times as necessary, especially at moments of outbreak