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Increasing! Adult atopic dermatitis. What are the causes and countermeasures?

Atopic dermatitis = children, that is changing

Atopic dermatitis is a disease in which the skin becomes dry or sore on the contrary, mainly in thin skin areas such as around the face, ears, neck and joints. The illness is so itchy that it just scratches the affected area. It makes the symptoms worse, and the thickened dead skin cells come off.

Previously, it was supposed that atopic dermatitis would be cured by becoming an adult. However, in modern times, the number of people who do not heal even when they grow up and who get atopic dermatitis after they grow up is increasing. According to a patient survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of patients, which was about 300,000 around 2006, has exceeded 450,000 in 2014. And 44% of the patients are adults between the ages of 20 and 44.

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What is the cause of atopic dermatitis in adults?

When I was young, food and mites became allergens and caused atopic dermatitis. It is believed that this is because the skin and body's defense functions were immature when they were young. On the other hand, in adults, allergens are often caused by external stimuli such as chemical substances, food additives, house dust, and strong ultraviolet rays contained in various substances. In addition, various stresses and lack of sleep can make the symptoms worse. Adult atopic dermatitis is more likely to occur in people who are allergic to it. However, people with allergies do not always develop atopic dermatitis.

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What should I do to prevent atopic dermatitis?

For atopic dermatitis, it is important not only to take medicines prescribed by the hospital, but also to review your daily life and avoid the ones that cause atopic dermatitis as much as possible.

for that reason,

Keeps skin clean and does not leave sweat or other stains on
The material of the underwear should be soft so that it does not irritate the affected area or cause itching.
Moisturize well and prevent dryness
Keep your room clean and clean it often
Get a good night's sleep
Eat a nutritionally balanced diet
Actively incorporate change of mood and relaxation
Reviewing the living environment and maintaining cleanliness is a measure to reduce the onset and symptoms of illness.

It seems quite natural, but as an adult, you get busy with work and private life, so it can be difficult to keep these things in mind when you live. First of all, let's gradually incorporate the things that are easy to practice into your life and make them a habit.

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