Moisturizers for Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview
Wararat Sirikudta, Kanokvalai Kulthanan, Supenya Varothai and Piyavadee Nuchkull*
Department of Dermatology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
- *Corresponding Author:
- Piyavadee Nuchkull
Department of Dermatology
Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital
Mahidol University, 2 Prannok Road
Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 25, 2013; Accepted date: July 25, 2013; Published date: July 30, 2013
Citation: Sirikudta W, Kulthanan K, Varothai S, Nuchkull P (2013) Moisturizers for Patients with Atopic Dermatitis: An Overview. J Allergy Ther 4:143. doi: 10.4172/2155-6121.1000143
Copyright: © 2013 Sirikudta W, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition result from epidermal barrier defect and immune dysfunction. Not only has lesional skin increase pH and transepidermal water loss but also non-lesional skin. Regular use of moisturizers helps maintain skin hydration and improve barrier dysfunction. Active ingredients in moisturizers can be classified into occlusives, humectants, and emollients according to their properties. Agents with anti-inflammatory effects are also added. This review mainly focus on active agents in moisturizers claimed of suitable for atopic skin, in order to provide more information and aid physicians in selecting and giving advice to patients with atopic dermatitis.