With the change of seasons, it is about to enter the hot summer, and the temperature rise will exacerbate atopic dermatitis, so the “skin is more itchy”! In particular, school-age children run out of class after class to play with their classmates, sweat profusely, and then their skin may start to become red and itchy, and at night it is so itchy that they can’t sleep.
Physicians call on parents to let their children cooperate with the treatment prescribed by the doctor, and do not stop taking the medicine on their own, or use other remedies, so as to prevent atopic dermatitis from entering a vicious circle of repeated scratching.
Does summer aggravate atopic dermatitis? The doctor teaches you the right key!
Dr. Huang Bohan, executive director of the Taiwan Dermatology Association, pointed out that the deterioration of patients with atopic dermatitis can be roughly divided according to the seasons, namely the patients who are prone to attack in summer and winter.
In summer, because of the high temperature, once sweating irritates the skin, it is easy to cause itching; in winter, the climate is dry and cold, the skin is not easy to moisturise, and dryness can easily cause the lesions to break out. Of course, the more serious cases are deteriorating all year round, so he reminded the public to pay attention to changes in environmental factors at any time and respond accordingly.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic and relapsing inflammatory skin disease that requires careful daily skin management. When it gets worse in summer, you should pay more attention to the problem of sweating, including going out to play, exercise, etc. It is best to take a shower when you get home.
Of course, you don’t need to take a shower as soon as you sweat, and don’t rub your wrinkled areas on purpose. More importantly, the indoor temperature should be maintained at 24 degrees. Because the weather is hot in summer, heat-dissipating sweating will always cause the sweat to enter the dermis layer and cause inflammation, which is one of the main reasons for the worsening of atopic dermatitis in summer!
How to avoid itchy skin in summer? The key is to cooperate with the doctor’s treatment!
Atopic dermatitis patients with stratum corneum barrier function defect, the skin water loss faster than normal. Therefore, when you do not sweat, the problem of dry skin still exists, so it is recommended to apply moisturizing cream to keep the skin moist even in summer.
However, many parents think that atopic dermatitis can be treated well by applying moisturizing cream repeatedly, but they ignore the complexity of atopic dermatitis treatment! For example, Dr. Huang took the use of moisturizing cream to relieve itching or treat inflammation as putting out a fire with a fire extinguisher, without taking into account the type and severity of the fire, and ignoring the many differences between patients and outbreaks.
Atopic dermatitis attacks severely in summer, and it is easier to repeat the vicious cycle of “itching, scratching, inflammation, itching, scratching…”. Many parents think that “as long as it’s not itchy, you can don’t care too much.
After all, drugs have side effects, so don’t rub them for a long time.” As a result, the skin inflammation cannot be disappeared through proper treatment in the acute stage, and the function of the stratum corneum barrier cannot be restored to normal.
Therefore, only by actively cooperating with the doctor’s treatment can the patients who often relapse finally stabilize their condition and enter the stable stage of only moisturizing cream maintenance.