Atopic dermatitis in children
Atopic dermatitis in a newborn is an allergic chronic skin disease. At one time, the disease was also called "diathesis" or "neutrodermite," emphasizing the involvement of the nervous system in this disease. With this disease can develop in children allergic rhinitis, bronchial asthma, pollinosis. Such dermatitis in a newborn can arise due to many factors and it must be treated.
Causes of this disease in a newborn child
One of the main causes of atopic dermatitis in a baby is heredity. Sometimes the child's parents are surprised, because no one suffers from a skin disease in the family. But the cause may not be skin diseases themselves, but pollinosis, bronchial asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, which suffer from relatives, not necessarily parents. Inherited is not this disease, but a predisposition to diseases( allergic).It can also be transmitted not in every generation, not even in all children. For example, in one family of several children, atopic dermatitis can suffer only one.
Also, the risk of birth of a crumb with atopic dermatitis is increased if the mother did not observe a hypoallergenic diet during pregnancy. In other words, the mother used a significant number of products such as canned foods, chocolate, smoked products, sweets, semi-finished products, honey, citrus fruits, etc.
Adverse ecology is also one of the reasons for the development of this dermatitis in a newborn. Also, the reason may be irregular and incorrect organization of hygienic procedures in an infant.
How atopic dermatitis manifests in a baby
In a newborn, atopic dermatitis can begin with the appearance of small swelling on the cheeks and forehead. Skin blushes and flakes in the area of the hands and buttocks, on the bends of the limbs, then on the legs. After a certain time, small bubbles appear with a clear liquid. There may be an increase in tonsils and adenoids. The baby becomes restless, since this allergic reaction is accompanied by itching. Particularly atopic dermatitis affects those parts of the newborn's body that are exposed to friction with diapers or clothing. Additional symptoms of this disease can be: increased sweating, recurrent conjunctivitis, damage to the feet and hands, greater sensitivity to external factors, pallor of the face.
How to treat this dermatitis in a newborn
The most important thing - a newborn should be treated strictly according to the recommendations of a specialist. But before the doctor comes, you can start some procedures at home. It helps to get rid of rashes in bathing herbs. For this ideal fit: the bark of an oak, a camomile, a turn. If the mother feeds the baby, she should change her menu. It is necessary to abandon the products that most all provoke allergic reactions. Then, looking at the skin condition of your child, you can add to the diet any one product. If no new rashes appear within a couple of days, you can add another product, etc., so you can determine which product the baby's organism reacts negatively to. To prevent breastfeeding mothers, it is good to drink medicinal sour-milk products.
The doctor should prescribe to your child tests for microflora, as well as find out what state the intestine is. After the child's examinations, the doctor will prescribe the correct and most effective treatment for your case. Also, to relieve the itching and healing of the rash, special ointments are usually prescribed. Those children who are on artificial feeding, in this case prescribe additional special hypoallergenic food, which is based on the basis of soy products.
Many parents face such a disease as atopic dermatitis. In most cases, the herb baths and nutrition adjustment, as well as the medications prescribed by the specialist, with complex treatment, all the symptoms of such dermatitis are removed. If the treatment does not help, then you should go back to the doctor, he will prescribe more enhanced treatment.