Atopic Dermatitis (AD) belongs to eczema, i.e. skin diseases, which include itching, burning and flaking. AD is associated with excessive activity of the immune system, which confuses neutral factors, such as pollen, with dangerous bacteria, viruses or fungi. Although AD is not contagious, it can be very bothersome and significantly limit the patient's life. Relief in AD is provided by various substances that complement or form the basis of treatment and effectively eliminate the symptoms of the disease. Get to know them!
This substance with antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties promotes wound healing on the skin. For this reason, wound dressings with silver are used, which protects against infections more effectively than other means. It is safest to use silver topically at a specific dose rather than orally, which is why you should use cream with colloidal silver. You can read more about the properties of colloidal silver here.
Niacin belongs to the B group vitamins, which correspond to, among others for producing healthy epidermis. In a 2005 study, Dr. Soma compared the properties of a cream with vitamin B3 and petroleum jelly. It turned out that the vitamin B3 cream better hydrated the skin with atopic dermatitis than petroleum jelly and was the only one to reduce water loss. This means that the cream with vitamin B3 both moisturizes and prevents drying of the skin, which is a big problem in AD.
These lipids (a type of fatty acid) are naturally found in the skin. What's more, they constitute up to 50% of the outer layer of the skin. They form a barrier that protects the skin against dryness and irritation. According to research, people with atopic dermatitis have less ceramides in their skin than healthy people. In turn, supplementing the missing ceramides improves the results of classical AD treatment with corticosteroids.
This is an unusual oil, which, like olive oil, consists mainly of Omega-9 acids. Moisturizes and nourishes and improves the absorption of other ingredients in the cream. In 2013, scientists proved that a cream containing avocado oil reduces inflammation. This oil also increases collagen synthesis, which improves skin elasticity, and also successfully supports digestive processes.
Contrary to appearances, these days it is not produced from urine (only from water), although it is a component of it. Already in 1971, scientists showed that a cream with urea increases the effectiveness of steroid therapy.
The pH of healthy skin of children and adults is acidic, between 4 and 6. In atopic dermatitis, the pH is elevated, which causes symptoms. For this reason, restoring acidic pH is an important element of the treatment. Lactic acid is helpful in this, which lowers the pH to the correct level and helps to get rid of flaky skin faster and restores its healthy appearance.
This substance helps to 'trap' moisture in the skin because it attracts water. Makes skin cells age more slowly. This is important because in AD, excessive flaking results from overproduction of skin cells that are supposed to protect a person with AD from a non-existent threat. In a 2002 study, scientists showed that a cream with glycerin is as effective as that with urea.
This substance is a derivative of urea and, like it, has moisturizing properties. Accelerates exfoliation of the affected epidermis and promotes wound healing, soothes irritated skin. It does not cause allergies. In a 2010 study, scientists showed that allantoin cream regulates the response of resistance to external factors. And it is the hyperactivity of the immune system that is responsible for the symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
One of the more troublesome symptoms of AD is burning. Unfortunately, many moisturizing and oiling creams instead of soothing, only intensify this symptom. Fortunately, creams with D-panthenol, a component of vitamin B5, are well tolerated. They do not cause irritation, what's more, they soothe and reduce dryness, flaking and cracking of the skin.
There are many ingredients that can be or complement the treatment of atopic dermatitis. However, one of them may not be enough, so you should choose a cream with many substances with scientifically proven effects.
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