Stress, food allergens such as egg, milk or soy, poor quality soaps, climatic conditions with extreme temperatures and wool or synthetic fiber garments are the greatest enemies of people with atopic dermatitis (AD), common and difficult to treat diseases, specialists.
It is a skin disease that causes itching, hurt, infecting, and is usually considered a childhood disease because it affects between 5% and 20% of children.
Within this age group, between 10% and 40% represent the severe form detailed in the art. In any case, and according to statistics and scientific papers, in 3 out of 10 cases the disease continues after puberty, while some people even suffer from the first symptoms in adulthood. Similarly, a study conducted in the United States in 2016 showed that in 6 out of 10 adults with moderate to severe onset, pruritus was "intense or intolerable." "The main symptom is pruritus, accompanied by extremely dry and reactive skin," explained the president of the Argentine Dermatological Society Cristina Pasquuto.
The specialist explains that DA bites both day and night, so 8 out of 10 patients suffering from moderate or severe form have sleep disturbances. "Some people are scratching, sleeping, or trying to sleep, sometimes coming from the next room, parents who see their son suffer, for example," said Gabriel Gatalin, president of the school. The Argentine Association for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Aaaeic).
Experts say lesions caused by AD can cover more than half of the body and appear in sensitive areas like eyelids, neck, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. "This disease affects everyday life, such as choosing clothes, doing physical activity, going out with friends, walking or more important issues such as public performance or sexual activity that can cause anxiety, depression or isolation," he added.
Pascu also commented that when the patient arrives at the clinic for the first time, he is asked if there is any kind of airway manifestation because it is "very common" that they present pictures of asthma, rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and dietary allergies, among the factors that contribute to the occurrence of outbreaks and should be avoided. EDB refers to stress, food allergens (egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts), aeroallergens (dust mites, weeds, animal epithelium, fungi), skin irritants, wool or synthetic hot water. poor quality soaps and aggressive detergents and climatic conditions with extreme temperatures, humidity or excessive dryness. In terms of treatment, Pasquat said there are patients who say they suffer from pruritus despite the use of available therapeutic alternatives. "The development of new drugs aimed at inhibiting inflammatory processes opens up a promising prospect for a near future," said the specialist. (Telam)