Neurodermatitis (Atopic Eczema)
Neurodermatitis or atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease with a hereditary predisposition. In most cases, it occurs in childhood and progresses in phases. People with atopic dermatitis have a reduced skin barrier, which is why more water evaporates through the skin and the skin becomes drier. This leads to inflammation of the skin. Influencing factors include climate/weather, psychological stress and chemical stimuli (e.g. cleaning agents, body care products).
The main symptoms of neurodermatitis are:
– Dry, sensitive skin
– Redness and scaling (often in the elbows and back of the knees)
– Rough skin with enlarged relief
Therapy of atopic dermatitis.
Neurodermatitis cannot be cured. Consistent daily moisturisation of the skin is the basic treatment. The skin is supplied with fat and moisture through suitable care products. If the skin worsens despite basic care, anti-inflammatory therapy with cortisone-containing creams/ointments and calcineurin inhibitors is often necessary. Light therapy is also useful in severe cases. System therapies with tablets or injections are used for very severe forms.
A therapy plan must be drawn up individually for each patient. The dermatological specialists at Dermanence will be happy to take time for you.
Atopic eczema. Frequently affected body regions: Eyes, mouth, elbows, hands, back of the knees and feet.