Atopic dermatitis is inflammatory chronic skin disease which is characterized by strange distributive eczema lesions, dry skin and different level stinging; from the mild to moderate achieving even strong level which can produce insomnia. It is a benign illness but it can alter the normal human habits because of sleep rhythm alteration, working rhythm and routine life. In addition, it can be associated with other diseases such as asthma, rhinitis, allergy…
Atopic Dermatitis is an illness which causes eruptions and it has been increased during last years, many authors believe and confirm that it has increased its impact because of environmental factors and an early diagnosis is necessary to find a corresponding treatment.
The bases for the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis are:
- To avoid the skin dryness
- To control the itching
- To inhibit inflammatory response
The pharmacological treatment of Atopic Dermatitis has to be accompanied by an appropriated skin hydration and reducing the factors provoked by the dermatitis. The hydrothermal therapy and sun are very recommendable for these patients because the lesions recover noticeably, but we have to remember that the skin must always be protected before the solar exposure using lotion with high solar protection factor.
Hydrothermal treatment of Atopic Dermatitis is not an alternative to the pharmacological treatment but it is a therapy associated with improving of our quality of life. The Hydrothermal therapy of the Atopic Dermatitis is tolerated good and the itching and insomnia are reduced with an improvement in the relapse and the diminution of the pharmacological consumption.
The hydro massage bath tubs with sea water are a fully and interesting therapy for these patients because we can add additives into the water to improve the skin hydration and, at the same time, being the individual bath tubs, we control directly the water temperature which has not to overcome the 33ºC. Being a 15-20 minutes duration treatment, this technique is very recommendable to recover from lesions of this Atopic Dermatitis, after finishing the bath we advise to pass to the relax area for 15-20 minutes to make more powerful the sea water benefit effect. This technique is realized in our Centre of Thalassotherapy gave very satisfactory results.