Our skin care recommendations for neurodermatitis (atopic dermatitis)
- red, scaly, sometimes weeping eczema, strong itching in the acute phase
- due to a subfunction of the sebaceous and sweat glands, the skin is dry and dull
- occurs in stages
- typical areas concerned are the bend of the elbow, hollow of the knee, neck and face
- hypersensitivity to chemical, physical and mechanical stimuli
- increased reaction to mental stress
- 15 % of people in western countries (rising tendency)
- about 4 million people in Germany
- often begins at early childhood with the tendancy to decline with increasing age
Consequent care is a MUST in case of neurodermatitis to prevent from skin problems.
Neurodermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease, probably resulting from hypersensitivity of the immune system. Nearly 15 % of people in western countries (industrial nations) are affected.
Neurodermatitis often begins at early childhood and usually declines with increasing age. The disease occurs in stages; different appearance depending on the age. Bend of the elbow, hollow of the knee as well as neck and face are particularly affected.
Affected areas show red, scaly, sometimes weeping eczema during the acute bout. The affected areas have a considerably reduced content of urea.
Between the acute bouts, the skin is extremely dry and sensitive. Therefore consequent care of the skin is also important during this stage.
Besides intensive skin care during all stages of neurodermatitis, affected people should keep in mind the following points:
- A complete nutrition avoiding acid producers and food additives to detoxify and stabilize the immune system.
- Using organic detergents without fabric softener, prefering organic cleaning agents to avoid sensitising substances.
- Clothes made of cotton, linen or silk are more pleasant for the skin suffering from neurodermatitis than synthetic fabrics.
- Avoiding stress, because it can be the reason for an acute bout.
BIOTURM offers different care products which are especially adapted to take care of skin suffering from neurodermatitis.
Mild cleaning for sensitive skin and therapy-related care in case of neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
Mild wash gel with the same effect like the proven wash foam. Ideal on the way, in a reclosable bottle.
In case of dry and small dandruff - helps to regenerate dry, itchy and sensitive scalp.
Therapy-related care for all skin problems with chapped skin, reddened and itchy skin (e. g. in case of neurodermatitis, acne, herpes, allergic skin etc.).
A light lotion with micro silver for large-area application - therapy-related care in case of neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
Complete care for all stressed skin areas, especially for therapy-related care of neurodermatitis, psoriasis and dry to very dry skin.
Lotion with urea and panthenol for dry skin with a lack of moisture. Normalises the skin: irritations, redness and tense feeling of the skin subside.
Rich care for dry skin with a lack of lipid and for therapy-related care in case of neurodermatitis and psoriasis.
The classical product for babycare, hand care and all-weather care regenerates irritated, sensible and dry skin.