whenever I heard of atopic dermatitis, I would think that ad is just one more newly discovered disease that our mothers did not even know of and that now it attracts great attention unnecessarily.
that’s what I thought until my first child was 15 months old in February this year when the so-called “hives” appeared on his back. at first, I thought it was a reaction to the food and that the causes of this were citrus fruits that he had consumed the previous day, and then I thought it was a reaction to baby laundry detergent. as the skin inflammation spread from behind to the upper and lower extremities, we visited the pediatrician who noted that it was an allergic reaction that passes by when we throw out potential food allergens. we got a prescription for a corticosteroid cream that we applied on his skin very sparingly. after that, the inflammation gradually faded which I attributed to the cream and elimination of citrus fruits.
how we were surprised by the atopic dermatitis
two months later, Dusan’s skin inflammation repeated in much greater intensity and at one point it covered almost the entire body. this time we got out of the pediatrician with a whole range of recipes, starting from oral medications based on allergy syrup, along with creams and baths for the atopic skin, to the corticosteroid and stronger medicinal creams that are applied in a thin layer on the inflammatory spots. these are cosmetic and medical products that I’ve previously heard of by advertisements and atopic school, and an Omni biotic which is mixed with water and the child should drink it once a day at least for 3 months so that his body can clean from the inside, attracted my attention.
we found the heart of the matter and its solution
then it became clear to me that the ad (atopic dermatitis) occurs in the intestines and that it needs treatment based on strengthening the immune system and intestinal flora. after few days of consuming Omni biotic, the inflammation calmed down, and parallel with that I used cosmetics exclusively for the ad, oil-based body baths and medicinal creams that I applied in a thin layer on the most inflammatory spots.
how we manage to keep atopic dermatitis under control
my husband and I tried the aforementioned cosmetics on us and realized that our skin is more nourished and hydrated, which led us to think that we are passive atopic people. it turns out that we are and that in childhood we had similar skin reactions that were slowly fading as we were growing up, but our skin is still sensitive. also, it is very common that a child, who has cradle cap at birth, later has the ad, as it was the case with our first child. since the ad is very persistent skin phenomenon, we succeeded to keep it under the radar with adequate skincare and dietary changes, where dairy products are reduced to a minimum (sour milk once a week), d3 vitamin once a day, and clothing made of organic cotton, mainly light-colored, which is not very chemically treated (bleached, dyed or made from recycled cotton).
a new baby and another atopic dermatitis challenge
4 months ago I gave birth for the second time and since we are aware of the fact that baby Ivan will probably inherit ad from my husband and me, we started with proper care from the first day and his skin is hydrated and soft, while Dusan’s skin was exceptionally dry during the same period. dryness of the skin is another early sign of potential ad.
the fact that while the child is growing up, his intestinal flora is also being developed and it will resist the negative aspects that contribute to ad encourages us.
dear mums, I wish you a lot of success in finding your formula against this persistent and annoying inflammation!