“When a child laughs, the whole world laughs” – it’s hard not to agree with the words of Janusz Korczak. When a child is born, parents give them the best care. Unfortunately, obstacles often appear at the very beginning. Severe itching, redness or excessively dry skin are usually the first signs of atopic dermatitis. The disease usually begins in the first months of a baby’s life. So, how to care for the skin of infants with atopic dermatitis and is there an effective cure for this disease? You will learn about it in the article below.

How to care for atopic skin in a child?

“Your child suffers from atopic dermatitis” – these words are heard by parents of every fifth child in Poland. What kind of illness is that? How to help a child? This is probably one of the first reactions to the diagnosis. AD in infants is often associated with genetic predisposition. The disease is manifested by dry skin, severe itching and redness. A rash may also occur. Lesions in infants are most common on the head and cheeks. Atopic dermatitis requires not only medication, but also proper, safe care. Without it, treatment will not bring the expected results. Atopy can significantly affect the quality of life of infants and their parents, so it is worth knowing how to help a child with atopic dermatitis.

It is best to start the prevention of infant skin from the first day of a child’s life. Appropriate care has a beneficial effect on the condition of the skin and its proper development. Genetic factors, as we know, are beyond our control, but by following a few important rules, we can largely control the triggers. To prevent the disease, it is extremely important to breastfeed your baby as long as possible. In addition, you should avoid unnecessary stress and limit contact with allergens. Children’s clothes should be made of breathable materials and washed in a hypoallergenic powder without detergents. Prevention of atopic dermatitis is extremely important, but skin care is crucial.

Atopigo® emollient lotion – from the first day of life

In the case of atopy, the lipid coat of the skin is damaged. The skin of an infant with atopic dermatitis does not have a natural protective barrier, which is why it is very dry. In such a situation, ordinary care products are not enough. The baby’s skin needs to be constantly lubricated with emollients. Emollients are excellent cosmetics for the care of the skin of infants with atopic dermatitis, due to their mild effect. Emollient preparations create a lipid film on the skin, which strengthens it and protects against excessive water loss. Multi-ingredient products containing dyes and strong fragrances should be approached with caution. It is worth using proven preparations, and Atopigo® is undoubtedly one of them emollient lotion. Free from parabens, dyes and fragrances, based on a formula rich in emollients and dermatologically tested under the supervision of a pediatrician, it perfectly regenerates the skin, restoring its barrier functions.

A good emollient preparation should instantly soothe itching and irritation. It is worth consulting its choice with the doctor who looks after the infant. Remember that the greatest dermatological safety is ensured by those preparations that are approved for use from the first day of a child’s life. Atopigo®

emollient lotion is one of the best emollients on the market that effectively moisturizes the baby’s skin and soothes persistent itching. Thanks to its light consistency, the lotion is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. Using emollients after a hypochlorite bath can increase their effectiveness and help keep your baby’s skin moist throughout the day.

Atopigo® Bath concentrate – effective and safe from 3 months of age

One of the most effective ways to alleviate the symptoms of AD in infants are also the already mentioned hypochlorite baths. Systematic baths (2-3 times a week) in diluted sodium hypochlorite prevent skin infections. The only product on the market intended for the use of hypochlorite baths in AD therapy is Atopigo® Concentrate. A bath with Atopigo Concentrate cleanses the skin of impurities, improves its condition and increases resistance to infections. Hypochlorite baths soothe itching, which is why they are recommended in the case of eczematous lesions, which are often associated with AD symptoms.

Atopigo® Bath concentrate should be diluted in lukewarm water – one bottle is enough for 100 liters of water. After a short bath, rinse the skin thoroughly with lukewarm water and gently dry it with a towel. Then use Atopigo® emollient lotion – ideal for use after a hypochlorite bath. At this point, it is also worth pointing out some of the most common care mistakes that, instead of helping the child, exacerbate the problem even more:

  • too frequent and long baths – hypochlorite baths in infants with AD should be used 2-3 times a week. Remember that the bath should not last more than 10 minutes. A long bath leads to excessive drying of the skin.
  • inappropriate cosmetics – many parents often underestimate the problem and apply products of unknown origin to their children, containing artificial fragrances. Ordinary cosmetics are not enough. Choose those with safe ingredients.
  • rubbing the skin with a towel – after bathing, the child’s body should be gently dried with a towel. Rubbing the skin irritates it even more, which leads to the aggravation of AD symptoms.
  • using products with too high a pH – baby skin has a naturally low pH, so using products with too high pH can lead to irritation and worsening of AD skin, e.g. ordinary soap has a harmful pH.

It should be remembered that atopic dermatitis is an incurable disease. Therefore, regular hypochlorite baths and the use of emollients are crucial in the care of the skin of infants with atopic dermatitis. Products such as Atopigo® bath concentrate and Atopigo® emollient lotion are effective and safe for babies. Regular use of these products will help to alleviate the symptoms of the disease, allowing the child to sleep well and improve the quality of life. Taking care of the skin of a child with atopic dermatitis is like caring for a precious jewel that requires special care and attention. With proper care and the right products, ensure that your baby’s skin stays healthy and hydrated.