Atopic dermatitis and molluscum contagiosum are among the diseases most common skin in children , as recalled by the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (AEDV) on the occasion of World Children ‘s Day celebrated on Sunday, 20 November. “The 30 percent of pediatric patients suffering from atopic dermatitis and it is estimated that up to 40 percent have viral infections such as mollusks , especially in countries where humidity, high temperatures and the crowded conditions in favor proliferation of viruses and bacteria , “explained TodoDermo Marina Rodriguez, a dermatologist at the Hospital Chiron in Tenerife.
Minors atopic are more likely to have other skin conditions due to weakening of the action skin barrier therefore Rodriguez highlights the close relationship between the two conditions: “A child with atopic dermatitis has more chance of mollusks in part because the transmission path is skin to skin contact and they are more exposed through the game. “
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In his view, the pharmaceutical advice is essential in cases of atopic dermatitis “because often those affected come to him first before the unwanted effect of a cream or a picture of itching that does not go away.” As a basic rule, Rodriguez indicated that “should advise specific products for atopic skin that are hypoallergenic, neutral and high hydration capacity”. Specifically, commitment “emollients containing licorice extract or bisabolol compounds that are not drug substances which have antipruritic effect and prevent outbreaks”. Also notes that “the action of these creams is achieved with continued use and in doing so, tracking from the pharmacy is very important because it is a health professional who is well trained in this field.”
- Children with atopic dermatitis are more likely to have molluscum contagiosum
Moreover, this specialist warns: “We must avoid the recommendation of antibiotics and steroids not ruled by a dermatologist or pediatrician because it can generate resistance and side effects, especially in the smaller”.
For the molluscum contagiosum , the fact of maintaining a good barrier function is key to controlling infection and does not spread throughout the body. In this sense, part of the guidelines around emollient products, this Dermatologist index information work from the counter : “Many times parents are desperate because shellfish reappear after treating. Therefore, we must convey that this is normal and that after a year or two children develop their own defenses against poxvirus, the virus responsible. “
Finally, this expert insists that “the correct diagnosis of the mollusk is a shared work through the shunt and knowledge of drug therapies such as potassium hydroxide , and cantharidin compounds used for disposal although other surgical methods “.