atopic dermatitis

Dec 21 2016

Those who are struggling with atopic dermatitis are suffering from chronic skin infections. In atopic dermatitis the skin becomes extremely itchy and inflamed, causing redness, swelling, cracking, wiping, crusting and scaling.  Dry skin is a very common complaint in almost all those afflicted with atopic dermatitis.

The process, which takes place in atopic dermatitis is a disorder in filagrine synthesis. Filagrine is a protein that is part of corneocytes which are part of the stratum coreum of the epidermis and contribute the barrier function of the skin.


First we need to calm down the sore and burning skin with saline or cooled boiled water. We can also make saline solution ourself  by mixing 4.5 g of salt with 500 ml of boiling water, then cool to room temperature. Then we leave the moisture patch on the inflamed area for 20-30 minutes. While the water evaporates, it cools the skin and reduces inflammation. The dressing is applied 2 to 3 times a day, but should not be left on the irritated skin for too long, because the fabric can adhere to skin or make it too dry.


Besides testing for allergens in your environment a good preventive treatment is the daily renewal of the skin or epidermis with appropriate nursing ointments and moisturizers. Because of its gentle nature and vitamins, Hemptouch Hemp ointment containing unsaturated hemp oil, mango and shea butter is an excellent solution for restoring the sensitive skin barrier. A bath of 10 to 20 minutes is recommended to moisten the epidermis, then for treatment we need to apply natural, non-aggressive ointments for the regeneration of skin lipids. Use of liquid soap is not appropriate because it is hard to rinse off completely. It is also recommended to eat  high quality food, which is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and high-quality cold-pressed hemp oil which improves the immune system and restores the cell membrane.

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