The treatment of skin asthma starts with simple, daily activities – we have compiled a list of easy-to-implement tips that will significantly ease those suffering from atopic skin.
Atopic dermatitis – an autoimmune disease in which the body develops irritation and itching on the skin surface, which is more common in infants and children and also the elderly. In many cases it disappears over the years and sometimes continues to accompany even older ages. The disease is characterized by dryness and a feeling of itching inside, knee and hand folds, hips and back. This is usually manifested in dry skin that is not accompanied by itchy sensation, but there are cases in which dryness is accompanied by a feeling of irritation in the skin. Constant treatment at Atopic includes anti-histamine creams that reduce the intensity of the itching and provide only temporary but not curable relief.
As with any autoimmune disease, here too there is no way to know definitively what causes the disease but over the years it has been found that there is a link between atopic dermatitis and genetics, climate, stress and nutrition.
In our experience and the extensive professional information available in the most advanced studies in the world, we learn that the use of products containing synthetic substances increases the frequency of outburst of atopic dermatitis. Our treatmnet of skin asthma is different from existing shelf products because it contains completely natural ingredients that relieve dry and irritated skin and significantly reduce the onset of irritation in the attack of Atopic, one of Lavender’s best selling products with thousands of patients reporting significant relief and even complete healing.
You will be surprised to discover that there are many small changes that can be made in the daily routine to relieve irritation:
Avoid long use of steroid-containing ointments – keep this option only for extreme cases and on doctor’s instructions. Long-term use is harmful to both the skin and the body by penetrating the bloodstream and sometimes aggravates the irritation.
Avoid use of products containing synthetic fragrances, petroleum products, chemicals and preservatives. The use of creams / lotions / soaps / shampoos containing these substances creates additional irritation to the inflammatory skin and stimulates the itching sensation.
Learn to read labels – you’ll be surprised to find that even in products that boast the word “natural”, “organic” there are many substances that are very far from being natural. We wrote about this guide.
Be sure to use natural and gentle materials not only in shower soap or cream but also in shampoo and because of the overlap, the soap comes in contact with the whole body.
It is recommended to wear clothes made of 100% cotton and not clothing made of synthetic fibers that do not allow the skin to breathe.
It is recommended (for everyone but mainly babies) to sleep with full cotton blankets and sheets and avoid polyester fabrics (again, synthetic fibers).
Reduce the amount of detergent, conditioner, and fragrant sheets to the dryer. The synthetic smells and other chemicals are not (to say the least) good with atopic skin. We recommend vinegar plus essential oils as a natural softener.
It was found that there was a link between milk consumption and skin asthma – try to reduce as much cow milk consumption as possible.
There is a direct connection between diet and skin condition – try to avoid sugars, fried foods and keep a healthy diet.
It is very important to keep the skin balanced to avoid excessive sweating in the summer and to increase skin moisture during the winter dry season.
In complementary medicine, the appearance of asthma is also attributed to stress. At any age and always reduce stress levels. It does not help in any way.
In conclusion – these recommendations are suitable for all ages – both for infants and adults suffering from Atopic. It is important to understand that the skin of people suffering from skin asthma is more exposed to external stimuli and therefore it is important to minimize the skin contact with irritants and choose delicate and nutritious materials.
* The above tips are based solely on our knowledge and experience and do not replace medical opinions.