OPTIMIZATION OF EXTERNAL CARE IN CHILDREN OF EARLY AGE WITH SKIN SYMPTOMS OF FOOD ALLERGY
Asthma and allergy
The article presents modern data on the organization of proper skin care in young children with skin manifestations of food allergy. The effectiveness of external care optimizing in children with skin manifestations of food allergy is shown. The purpose of the study was to optimize an external skin care for young children with skin manifestations of food allergy. The study included 60 patients aged 6 months to 3 years with skin manifestations of food allergy. The criteria for inclusion in the
... udy was food allergy with mild or moderate skin manifestations. Duration of the disease was not less than 3 months. Two groups of children identical in age, sex, severity of the disease and the same initial quality of life indicators were included in the study. The exclusion criterion was the deterioration of the condition and use of antihistamines more than 3 days. This method allowed to conduct a comprehensive objective assessment of the patient's skin condition at home and to determine the individual need for the application of an external moisturizer -an emollient: a well moisturized skin (resembles silk satin -elastic, smooth) -1 time per day; somewhat rough skin (like a suit "nicole" -elastic, thickened) 2-3 times a day; dry skin (tactilely similar to chiffon-fabric -granular texture) -4-5 times a day; very dry skin (shine -very scabrous) -6 times or more per day. Results of the study showed that balanced and careful external care allowed to significantly increase the moisture content of the skin in patients with skin manifestations, reduce itching and significantly improve the quality of life (р < 0,05).