When our first son was born, we realize that he has extremely sensitive skin. It itches, scratches and sometimes even hurts. Mainly on the cheeks or scalp, in the folds of the elbow and knee and in the diaper area, as the doctor told us, this is called Atopic Dermatitis. We learned that the possibility of developing this condition can be attributed to both genetic and environmental causes. There appears to be a link between parents with asthma or allergic rhinitis and children with atopic dermatitis.
The dermatologist told us that atopic dermatitis cannot be cured but it can be controlled. For this, it is important to maintain a good hydration of the skin, in the amount and with the frequency necessary for it to remain well hydrated. Also avoid prolonged baths (no more than 5-10 minutes). Use oatmeal or paraffin soaps. Avoid wool and fiber clothes, being preferable to use cotton, especially those that are in direct contact with the skin. Keeping the child's nails short and clean to avoid wounds and infections caused by scratching. Thankfully after a few weeks of including this new care tips, we managed to improve our son's skin a lot, it no longer itches and he does not have flare-ups. His atopic dermatitis is now controlled.