Atopic eczema is a chronic pruriginous and inflammatory dermatosis that evolves in the form of flare-ups and affects children in their infant months.
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By applying an emollient at least once a day, flare-ups can be reduced and spaced out.
The efficacy of an emollient is best when applied immediately after the bath or shower.
It must be applied with clean hands, nails cut short and after removing all pieces of jewelry.
We recommend you "warm" the emollient in your hands, then spread it by massaging it in gently and regularly, without rubbing.
The application of the emollient should be a pleasant, relaxing occasion. If the patient feels burning or redness when the emollient is applied, it should be changed.
How to apply your hydrating cream
Taking care of skin when it is irritated is crucial.
To do so, gentle cleansing every days is enough, without rubbing and without getting irritated.
- The temperature of the water should never exceed 34°C.
- If you prefer a shower, it should not be longer than five minutes, as hard water dries out the skin.
- If you prefer a bath, it should not exceed 15 minutes. You can add a liquid emollient to the bath water to neutralize the water's hardness. Use lipid-enriched soap (not alkaline) to gently cleanse.
- Do not use cotton on the face as it can irritate; choose a very gentle cleansing product.
- Remove the excess with a paper tissue or rinse.
- Finally, it is important to dry by patting gently, as rubbing can reactivate the pruritis.