Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is A chronic, episodic skin problem, usually due to allergies and resulting in inflammation.  

It is usually more common in babies, but may be begin at the age of 2 or more and is often present throughout the life of the sufferer. It usually manifests itself in the form of skin lesions and redness and is accompanied by dryness and intense itchiness.  

With children, it usually appears as dry skin inflammation, leaving the skin leathery or scaly. In adults, it usually appears as skin lesions and redness, resulting in dry itchy skin.

The characteristics that help identify atopic dermatitis are:  

    • Intense itchiness
    • Dryness
    • Reddening of the skin
  • Eczema that appears and disappears or even remains chronic

Atopic dermatitis is sometimes not an isolated condition. On occasions it can lead to other problems such as asthma and food and respiratory allergies.

This is because although the atopy appears on the skin, there may also be an atopy in the respiratory system, which shows itself in the form of asthma, or in the digestive system which shows itself as a food allergy, all of which is known as the atopic spread.

Studies have shown that a child with an atopy that is under control is less likely to suffer related complications.  

The current treatment for atopic dermatitis focuses on avoiding the spread of atopic conditions or treating the symptoms as they present themselves. As such, although there have been therapeutic options, there has yet to be developed a prevention for this condition. With the appearance of probiotics, there is now the possibility of a real preventative treatment for atopic dermatitis. Clinical trials have shown that probiotics are efficient at treating and preventing the condition.  

Current research is focused mainly on the use of probiotics for pregnant women who are in their third trimester. Probiotics can have an extremely beneficial effect on the immune system of the unborn baby, increasing the efficiency of the mother´s milk, and reducing the possibility of allergies.  

Moreover, probiotics are also efficient when taken by the mother during the first three months of breast-feeding. Not only can they prevent dermatitis, they also help reduce the symptoms in cases where the condition appears.

Points of interest:

If you include probiotics in your diet, you will help reduce the possibility of your baby being allergic to cow´s milk, and also reduce the possibility of other allergic reactions appearing. Taking probiotics will help you to prevent illness and health problems in general.

Remember that FLORA DIEZ has been analysed by an independent laboratory and has been certified as not containing lactose, which means it is appropriate for people who are lactose intolerant.  Furthermore, it has also proven beneficial for people who are gluten intolerant or who suffer from intestinal problems, gas, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, etc. Probiotics are resistant to antibiotics and survive contact with stomach acids and passage through the digestive tract.

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