To suffer from this skin condition causes depression and anxiety in six out of 10 patients that affects their quality of life and even leads them to suicidal thoughts, experts say.
on atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disorder consisting of itchy and desquamating rashes. This is a kind of eczema. And according to the National Library of Medicine in the United States. UU. This is more common in babies. It can start even at the age of 2 to 6 months. Many people overcome it with time at an early age.
"Because of their symptoms, patients see their lives affected by the different socio-economic causes that this condition implies," said dermatologist Angela Beiran in front of Ephe.
The specialist notes that as acne, atopic dermatitis is one of the main causes for dermatological consultation.
Both have a strong impact on the self-esteem of patients, regardless of age, as they tend to be annoyed and discriminated by their appearance.
Beirana explained that this illness usually shows its first symptoms in the first year of life and that it is very easy to recognize its symptoms.
"In babies, cheeks become red due to dryness, except that they have itching and the area of the diapers also gets red," said the specialist.
Therefore, he recommends paying attention to the symptoms so that babies can be diagnosed and treated promptly.
According to a study conducted by the Mexican Dermatological Foundation, patients suffering from this disease, 60% they have the depression, 90% anxiety and 85% gifts significant itching,
In addition, mainly due to itching, sleep hours are affected because on average they sleep about 2.5 hours less than the population.
Also, 27% of patients suffer from physical or psychological harassment, mainly children, and a 11% They feel discriminated because of the appearance of their skin.
"One of the features of this disease is that the skin has lesions and bleeding." Patients often conceal these symptoms, do not go to public places, or miss their work to avoid irritation or something that disturbs them, "explained the allergic María de Jesús Vázquez .
Although mild and moderate treatment is usually based on skin and drug moistening, mainly steroids and cortisone, about 2% of all patients fail to control the disease.
"At least 60% of the cases are mild, 15% heavy and the other moderate but repeated self-healing and lack of follow-up do not allow patients to have good control of this condition," says Linda Garcia, MD, president of the Mexican Academy of Dermatology .
The specialist explained that patients should take special care to control this condition, such as the use of special soap, to bathe only with warm water and in the short time to wear cotton clothes, to avoid sweating as well as sudden changes in temperature .
In addition, it must be borne in mind that multifactorial treatment is required to achieve good control of the disease.
Dr Javier Gomez, president of the Mexican College of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, stressed the need for patients to follow the doctor's treatment and instructions in a timely manner.
"If you do not, it can cause other conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or glaucoma, especially if medicines are not taken properly," he said.
Specialists urged the public to become aware of the symptoms, especially pruritus, which is the main indicator of this disease, and also invited them to join the #BajoMiPielDA campaign with which they intend to inform and raise awareness of this disease.