Doctors & Experts advise
Dermifant® works very closely with leading dermatologists. We have summarized their advice, as well as tips from midwives and pediatricians, for you:
How do I protect my baby from allergies and atopic dermatitis?
In the field of prevention of allergies and atopic dermatitis, the interaction of various measures can be successful:
Ideally, breastfeed your baby for at least 4 months. Alternatively, use hypoallergenic baby food. Then give normal, varied complementary food.
Use loose, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen. Avoid scratchy materials such as wool. Also think about your own clothing. Contact with costume jewelry (nickel) should also be avoided.
If possible, do not expose the baby to exhaust fumes, solvent fumes, or cigarette smoke. Wash new clothes before wearing them for the first time.
4. vaccinations and infections:
It is recommended to vaccinate children with atopic dermatitis and allergy risk regularly according to the recommendations of the STIKO (Ständige Impfkommision of RKI). Pathogenic germs (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus) disturb the individual skin microbiome and aggravate eczema.
Avoid allergens. Aeroallergens from dust mites or pollen can cause eczema on the skin.
6. skin cleansing:
Use pH skin neutral, soap-free, low irritation cleansing products.
Shower or bathe your baby with moisturizing ingredients at a temperature of approx. 35-37 °C.
7. skin care:
Use allergen-free skin care products from the start. Make sure that the care products contain active ingredients to strengthen the skin barrier and moisturize the baby’s skin.
How can I avoid a atopic dermatitis flare-up?
Atopic dermatitis flare-ups are caused by certain triggers that can vary greatly from patient to patient.
can vary greatly from patient to patient. The most important triggers include:
- Environmental allergens such as dust mites, pollen or animal hair.
- Certain foods, in children especially milk, egg, soy, wheat, hazelnut, peanut, and fish
- Mechanical or chemical irritants, such as improper skin cleansing or by certain textiles (e.g., wool), exacerbated by perspiration
- Climatic factors such as extreme cold and/or dryness, high humidity,
dry heating air, strong temperature fluctuations
- Infections, such as colonization of the skin with bacteria
- Psychological factors, for example stress
How can atopic dermatitis be treated?
The treatment of atopic dermatitis is very individual and must be closely coordinated with your pediatrician or dermatologist.
In the treatment of atopic dermatitis, the basic therapy plays a very decisive role. Basic treatment is the regular care treatment of the skin with creams free of active ingredients (e.g. without cortisone). It serves to stabilize the skin barrier and is an indispensable component of atopic dermatitis therapy.
Scientific advice: Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Ring, Dermatologist & Allergist, Technical University of Munich, 2020.
Atopic dermatitis Guideline https://www.awmf.org/leitlinien/detail/ll/013-027.html