When does atopic dermatitis occur? How frequent is it in children?

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin condition (recurrent disorder). It mostly occurs in infants and toddlers, and even in children up to the adolescent age. The prevalence (frequency) in the world is about 15-20%. In infants and toddlers, it reaches even 23%.

When does atopic dermatitis occur? How frequent is it in children?

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic relapsing inflammatory skin condition (recurrent disorder). It mostly occurs in infants and toddlers, and even in children up to the adolescent age. The prevalence (frequency) in the world is about 15-20%. In infants and toddlers, it reaches even 23%.
Unfortunately, the fact is that there is no cure!!! Only simptoms relief is possible. The most often used therapy includes emolients, local corticosteroids, tacrolimus etc. (NCC-WCH & NICE 2007; sign 2011)

The good news is that despite limiting factors of research, we have encouraging results about the effect of Omega-3 acids on atopic dermatitis.
Clinical studies have shown significant results of Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in children:

REFERENCE:
Spergel JM. Epidemiology of Atopic Dermatitis and Atopic March in Children. Immunol Allergy Clin N Am, 2010, 30. 269–280
Bath-Hextall FJ, Jenkinson C, Humphreys R, Williams HC. Dietary supplements for established atopic eczema. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012

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