However, in the vast majority of cases, atopic children do not have food allergies. Food allergies manifest themselves as digestive signs and a “break” in height and weight curves.


*Dermatite atopique: épidémiologie en France, définitions, histoire naturelle, association aux autres manifestations atopiques, scores de gravité, qualité de vie (Atopic dermatitis: Epidemiology in France, Natural History, Association with Other Atopic Manifestations, Severity Scores, Quality of Life). E. Mahé. Ann. Dermatol. Venereol. 2005 ; 132

**Dermatite atopique. SA Büchner. Swiss Medical Forum No. 19, May 2001

Mom with her baby
  • People affected are genetically prone to allergies (atopy-prone).
  • They may also have respiratory problems (asthma), problems in the ears, nose and throat (allergic rhinitis), eye problems (allergic conjunctivitis) or digestive problems (food allergy).
  • Babies and infants are the most likely to be affected, usually between three months and five years, with a peak of 80% of cases appearing before the age of one. But atopic skin can persist longer, up to adulthood.
  • Dr Michèle Sayag, allergologist
    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.

    An internet user’s question: How can atopic dermatitis be prevented and treated?

    Prevention is used for “at-risk” children, namely children with at least one allergy-prone parent. In these cases, for example, we know that it is best to avoid contact with cats during the first few weeks. As regards to treatment, outbreaks of eczema should be treated as early as possible with topical anti-inflammatory steroids. Changes in the skin barrier should be treated every day with an emollient.

    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.
  • Dr Michèle Sayag, allergologist
    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.

    An internet user’s question: Can the water I use to wash my child make his atopy worse?

    Hard water makes dry skin worse and therefore affects the skin barrier which allows allergens from the environment to penetrate the skin and trigger outbreaks of eczema in atopic children.

    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.
  • Dr Michèle Sayag, allergologist
    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.

    An internet user’s question: I suffer from allergies (eczema, shingles). Will my daughter therefore be more prone to developing these skin problems?

    Shingles is not an allergy but a viral infection. However, if you suffer from atopic allergic reactions, your daughter is more likely than average to suffer from atopic dermatitis.

    Dr Michèle Sayag, Allergologist.

Once the progressive nature of atopic dermatitis was understood, a new approach to the disease was adopted with two key objectives that should encourage you to contact your dermatologist.

 

Complete diagnosis 

 

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    For all the family (except premature infants)