Atopic dermatitis is one of the most widespread skin diseases in the world and is more than an itchy skin.
It is September 14 is commemorated as “World Atopic Dermatitis Day” a date where patient communities around the world join forces to raise awareness about the disease and talk about the physical, economic and mental consequences suffered by those who suffer from this skin condition.
Loss patients with atopic dermatitis They seek to send a message of unity and hope, also insisting on their right to access adequate care and treatment.
the Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin diseases in the world. and it is more than a simple itchy skin.
This is a systemic and multidimensional disease that also affects the mind and body of more than 230 million people worldwide.
However, despite its prevalence, it is common and dismissed it as “just a skin condition,” leaving patients without the multidisciplinary care they need.
From the community Let’s talk about Psoriasis in Paraguay, Its members call on health professionals, those responsible for health policies and all interested parties to recognize and take measures to ease the burden of suffering from atopic dermatitis.
Dr. María Paz Fabio, dermatologist, emphasizes that it is a complex skin disease, with an emphasis on patients and their family environment.
Worldwide, the Atopic dermatitis affects 20% of children and 10% of adults. In addition, patients with this condition spend most of their lives requiring extensive daily care and treatment.
More than an itch
When we talk about We refer to atopic dermatitis as a pathology because it produces a great impact on the lives of people who suffer from it, their families and society in general.
Especially in patients with moderate to severe disease with difficulty sleeping and doing daily activities.
“It is important to know that we are not dealing with an infectious disease. Atopic dermatitis is found in a group of diseases that manifest themselves through changes in the inflammatory response and the immune system in different organs, such as the skin, lungs, nose, eyes and digestive system,” explained the doctor.
The complexity of this condition lies in the fact that the involvement of other organs can lead to other diseases, such as asthma, rhinitis, atopic conjunctivitis or food allergy.
Even they tables presented together Only in a low percentage of patients is the effect on their daily life seen in different dimensions.
First of all, the dermatologist points out that currently there is new therapies to address the most severe symptoms of atopic dermatitis.
“Today’s medicine is constantly evolving and offers us better tools management of the complexity of atopic dermatitis moderate to severe, so I encourage you to consult in a timely manner with your trusted dermatologist,” concluded the professional.