You should absolutely use special bathing products and emollients, as recommended by doctors. The Atoderm range of products from Bioderma includes various products suitable for the disease, depending on the severity level. If your only problem is dryness, you can use Atoderm PP Baume, a product that prevents aggravation of skin dryness, even in newborns. If we are dealing with a mild outbreak, with a rash – whether or not this is treated with medication – combined with skin inflammation (therefore skin inflammation causing more serious problems) we can use Atoderm Intensive Baume. Bathing products are available in two forms: gel or shower oil (Atoderm Intensive Gel Moussant or Atoderm Huile de douche). Daily bathing is recommended for babies under one year old. However, if the baby does not sweat, and is not staying in a dense, polluted environment, bathing time may be scheduled less frequently: bathing a child too often can cause further skin dryness. Wash the baby with a special product, and apply emollients after the bath.
In the long term, and as a precaution, you can also use Atoderm Intensive Baume, when you have problems, and an outbreak of atopic dermatitis occurs. If such treatment is not enough, shift to treating the outbreak with medication, while maintaining cosmetic skin care as an additional treatment measure. The treatment should be administered as recommended by the doctor.