The itchy skin is one of the main complaints of allergies in spring and to control drug therapy is allied with cosmetic measures. ” The fundamental treatment of symptoms resulting from allergies are antihistamines , are very safe medications that can be taken up to four times the recommended data sheet dose , ” explained TodoDermo Ricardo Suarez Fernandez, head of the Dermatology Department of Hospital Gregorio Marañón Madrid. “When it comes to an acute itching are commonly used corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone 5 percent for three days every eight hours , ” said Maria Luisa Bertomeu, member of Dermopharmacy the COF of Valencia.
- Cosmetics should be free of preservatives, perfumes and alcohol
According to Basilio Valladares, head of Pharmacy Finca Spain, Tenerife, “to relieve itching of the skin can be used painkillers assets such as bisabolol, niacinamide, allantoin and thermal water”. Bertomeu add other compounds to the list, including moisturizing, as rosehip, calendula, centella asiatica, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, panthenol and aloe vera. At this point, Valladares recalls that ” moisturizers are very important because they will allow to strengthen the skin barrier decreasing contact with allergens, as well as restore water balance”. In his opinion, the cosmetic formulation is also relevant because perfumes, preservatives and alcohols are boosting ingredients skin reactivity. As for the type of moisturizing, vowel Dermopharmacy suggests choose “the emollient and moisturizing lotions containing lipids and ceramides.” Both recommend using pharmaceutical products for the eye contour and balms mucous.
As for food , “although there are no specific dietary habits for these patients should avoid histamine – releasing products that can worsen the itching as nuts, tropical fruits, preserves and spicy , ” says Suarez.
TIPS FOR BATH
For daily hygiene, TodoDermo consulted by experts agree whether to use soaps syndet free tensionactivos and detergents that provide softness to the skin and reduce irritation . “They are considered less aggressive products, therefore its use is not tied to spring, but when there is some kind of allergic reaction in general” qualifies Lorea Bagazgoitia, a dermatologist at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal in Madrid and author the Blog of Dermatology . In this regard, Valladares advises that “showers are of short duration, with warm water and then dry the skin carefully avoiding friction”.
In general, Bagazgoitia remember that it is important for the pharmaceutical care of these patients “take into account skin type and always assess at this time that the product contains sunscreen to prevent sunburn and allergies.” Aside from the cosmetic measures, this specialist insists that an allergic reaction to those affected should go to the dermatologist or allergist for proper diagnosis and warns: “From the medical point of view there is no spring term allergy”.
INJURIES AND ALLERGIES SKIN
Apart from itching, allergies in spring produce other skin symptoms: “Certain allergies to pollen and dust can trigger eczema, hives or just redness,” explains Suarez.
“We can find small blisters on the skin with redness and inflamed which can be joined to form blisters and, depending on the severity, resulting break crusts and peeling” adds Valladares. This pharmaceutical explains that “these lesions present in localized areas such as the face, arms and the back of the hand”.