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One of the main problems facing the skin of babies is the dryness. This is nothing more than dehydration of the skin. Heating in winter and chlorine in swimming pools and air conditioning in summer contribute to this. The solution is none other than trying to keep our child's skin more hydrated.
The dermatologistAngela Hernandez Martin, a doctor at the Niño Jesús Hospital, in Madrid, speaks to us in this interview, granted exclusively to our site, about how to care for dry skin in babies and offers us the best tips to protect the skin during childhood.
Sometimes the appearance of pimples on our baby's skin It is not due to dermatitis, but simply because the skin is dry. In that case, it is recommended that you reduce the bath time (no more than ten minutes) and give it body cream. Watch that your baby drinks the necessary water and uses a humidifier if you have a dry environment in the house.
Dry skin in children can be the cause of pimples. How should we take care of the sensitive and dry skin of the little ones?
Dryness and skin sensitivity They are, without a doubt, the problems that parents consult the dermatologist the most. When the child has dry skin, at most, it would be necessary to hydrate him once or twice a day, and observe and choose the moisturizer that best suits the child's skin, in particular.
However, there are certain irritations that are rough to the touch and dryness is often confused with inflammation of the skin, so the effect of moisturizers is limited and the child does not stop having the inflamed skin no matter how much we hydrate it. In the case of a persistent dryness that is not resolved in any way and that frequently causes itching or stinging in the child when it is hydrated, it should be consulted with a dermatologist to study the possibility of a dermatitis super-added or independent of dryness.
These conditions require a specific treatment that, sometimes, includes removing the moisturizer for a few days or supplementing it with a specific treatment. The therapy depends on each case and the origin of the eczema or irritation.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that also affects children. What can we do to improve the prognosis of psoriasis in childhood?
The psoriasis It is a multifactorial disease influenced by genetics and certain environmental factors that are unknown to us, and if we do not know what is promoting psoriasis, we will not be able to do anything to prevent it.
While the atypical dermatitis has a very good prognosis because, in the vast majority of cases, dermatitis tends to improve or disappear when the child reaches adolescence, in the case of psoriasis it is not, it is a disease that the child will have all its lifetime. You are going to go through good, bad and worst moments, you have to treat them with the tools that are considered reasonable for each case. It is possible that, during adulthood, it is necessary to use immunosuppressants or biological treatments that have been available for a few years and that are greatly improving the quality of life of these patients and their disease.
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