Neurodermatitis (Atopic Dermatitis)
Neurodermatitis or atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory disease with hereditary predisposition. In the most common cases, it occurs as early as in childhood and shows an intermittent course. People with neurodermatitis 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 climatic/weather conditions, psychological stress and chemical irritants (e.g. cleaning agents, body care products).
The main symptoms of neurodermatitis are:
– Dry, sensitive skin
– Redness and scaling (often in elbows and hollows of the knee)
– Rough skin with enlarged relief
Therapy of neurodermatitis
Neurodermatitis is not curable. The consistent, daily refatting of the skin is the basis treatment. The skin is supplied with fat and moisture by suitable care products. If the skin deteriorates despite basic care, an anti-inflammatory therapy with cortisone-containing creams and ointments as well as calcineurin inhibitors is often necessary. Light therapy is also advisable if the symptoms are severe. System therapies with tablets or injections are used for very severe forms.
A therapy plan must be drawn up individually for each patient. The dermatologists at Dermanence will be happy to take the time for this for you.
Atopic eczema. Frequently affected body regions: Eyes, mouth, elbows, hands, knees and feet.