Questions and answers about atopic eczema

How many babies are affected by eczema?

It is a common disease. Even if there are no very precise figures on the number of patients suffering from atopy in France, it is estimated that 10 to 15% of infants are affected. In some regions of Europe, up to 30% of infants (between one month and two years) are affected by this disease. These figures are constantly increasing. There are differences between countries depending on the socio-economic level: a country with a low standard of living will have a higher frequency of this disease.

At what age does it appear?

Atopy usually appears in the first year of life, usually around 3 months, sometimes earlier. Itching is often severe and causes sleep disturbances. Scratching is not always obvious in the very young and is manifested by equivalent movements (rubbing of the cheeks against the sheets and clothes, agitation and fidgeting when undressing).

And in children over two years old?

The lesions are more often located in the folds (elbows, back of the knee, neck and under the toes) and in certain "bastion" areas (hands and wrists, ankles) where they persist in a chronic and sometimes isolated manner.

Does eczema only appear on the face?

The location of the lesions is very specific and depends on age. In infants, it is mainly the face that is affected and mainly the bulging parts of the face, the forehead, cheeks and chin, sparing the center of the face and the nose in particular. The outer face of the arms and thighs is frequently affected. Sometimes, some infants have a more diffuse attack that concerns almost the entire body surface.

Does eczema depend on the seasons?

Yes... Seasonal flare-ups occur with most often a worsening in the fall and winter, and an improvement during the summer.

Will my child have eczema for life?

Not necessarily... Depending on the child and the severity of the case, it can last from several months to several years. There is no predictable age at which atopy will disappear. The majority of skin with an atopic tendency improves during childhood. A small percentage may persist into adulthood without knowing why.

What treatments are effective in relieving atopic skin?

Studies have shown that Cassia Alata extract has an effect on clinical signs. Indeed, it acts on the restoration of the cutaneous barrier by preventing the modification of an essential protein to the skin: the fillagrine. This results in a solid skin barrier that prevents external aggressors from penetrating. It repairs and also has an anti-inflammatory action. It reduces redness after 28 days, reduces flaking and increases skin hydration.

Why use DERMABébé?

DERMABébé is the only organic range for treating eczema-prone skin for babies, children and adults. It has been designed with a patented active ingredient from the Cassia Alata plant. Studies have shown that Cassia Alata extract has an effect on the clinical signs of atopy thanks to its antihistamine and anti-inflammatory action. What is interesting with this extract is also that it can act on the cause of the atopy and thus make it possible to space the eczematous episodes. By stimulating fillagrin, an essential protein ensuring the barrier effect of the skin, cassia alata will restore the skin barrier. This makes it possible to obtain a solid cutaneous barrier preventing the external aggressors from penetrating.

A natural range for dry skin with an atopic tendency

While we unfortunately discover every day the danger of certain ingredients contained in cosmetics, however formulated for babies, we had to as an ethical and committed brand to guarantee formulas without ingredients known to be toxic, irritating, allergenic or subject to doubts and controversy. Thus we guarantee formulas without endocrine disruptors, without parabens, without alcohol, without allergens, without colorants, without mineral oils, without essential oils, without aggressive washing agents to adapt to the delicate and sensitive skins of babies and young children.

What does this range contain?

The DERMABébé range contains three certified organic care and hygiene products to naturally care for dry, sensitive skin with a tendency to atopic eczema.

Find in the range :

- An emollient Cream Face & Body to relieve and treat dry skin with a tendency to atopic eczema, reduce the feelings of scratching and strengthen the skin barrier. It contains a patented extract of Cassia Alata, known for its exceptional virtues for these fragile skins.

- A Bath and Skin Care Oil to protect the skin during the bath, to nourish the skin and to massage the skin

- A hair & body wash to clean the scalp, hair and body.

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