Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, affects about 20% of people at some point in their lives, it is a type of inflammation of the skin that results in itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. Clear fluid may come from the affected areas, which often thicken over time.
The cause is unknown but believed to involve genetics, immune system dysfunction, environmental exposures, and difficulties with the permeability of the skin. The disorder is not contagious. The diagnosis is typically based on the signs and symptoms. Other diseases that must be excluded before making a diagnosis include contact dermatitis, psoriasis, and seborrheic dermatitis.
Conventional Treatment Involves, applying steroid creams when flares occur, and medications to help with itchiness. . Steroid pills may occasionally be used if other measures are not effective. Antibiotics may be needed if a bacterial infection develops.
The Atopic dermatitis patients is in need of warm salt baths , and what is better than the Dead Sea water that will provide it neutrally, ultraviolet (UV) light that is less dangerous at the Dead Sea that in any part of the world. . The Dead Sea Clinic uses softening oils or ointments on the base of Dead Sea minerals in given treatment, measured heliotherapy, thalassotherapy and pelotherapy. Procedure of the daily treatment is being determined after medical examination and determining the patient’s restoration rate fixed by the medical personnel.
Atopic dermatitis therapy in the Dead Sea includes solar bath in combination with water procedures in the sea by the clinic’s physicians’ recommendations. On the specially equipped beach attached to the Dead Sea Clinic destined to Atopic dermatitis patients they can stay for the needed time under the sun rays without any risk of getting severe sunburns from UV radiation. In comfortable conditions and under physicians’ supervision enjoying the treatment in the spa, the Atopic dermatitis patients can release from stress of their routine life rhythm, rest, restore and healthy come back home.