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Atopic Dermatitis

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis can become very uncomfortable due to the extreme dryness of the skin. Learn more about the symptoms, causes and care of Atopic Dermatitis.

Symptoms and causes of Atopic Dermatitis

The skin of Atopic Dermatitis sufferers is characterised by extreme dryness, scaling, redness and itching. The horny layer of Atopic Dermatitis patients is much thinner than that of healthy skin, which impairs acid regulation. This makes it easier for harmful germs, bacteria and fungi to multiply and the skin becomes more susceptible to infections. Increased water loss and reduced sebum production also lead to severe skin dryness, which also makes the skin more sensitive to cleansing measures.

Proper care for Atopic Dermatitis

People with Atopic Dermatitis who regularly apply suitable care products to their skin relieve itching and improve the barrier function of the diseased skin.

A suitable skin care product should provide the skin of a neurodermatitis sufferer with lipid-rich and moisturising substances. In addition, it should be as free of allergens as possible. Creams and skin care products that contain urea, glycerin and panthenol have proven to be effective for atopic dermatitis. Urea is one of the skin’s natural moisturising factors and increases the hydration content of the horny layer. Glycerin supports the skin in its natural function and helps to supply it with moisture. Panthenol soothes the skin and contributes noticeably to skin relaxation. The products of the numis® med UREA series are perfectly adapted to the therapy-accompanying skin care for Atopic Dermatitis.

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