CAUSES OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS AND THOSE THAT ARE PRONE TO IT
CAUSES OF ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Scientists are still researching on AD, but from their studies, it has been discovered that AD is not contagious and that it is a genetic disease (i.e. it runs in the family).
AD is usually found in children in which one or both of their parents have AD, hay fever or asthma. Also, 66% of people who have a very severe case of AD, i.e. cases where a large portion of the skin is affected will develop hay fever, and 50% will develop asthma
Can Foods Cause Atopic Dermatitis?
AD cannot be caused by food, but food allergies can worsen it. AD is common in children that are lactose-tolerant, foods with shellfish and nuts.
We advise you speak to your dermatologist Harley street London before you hinder your child from eating any of the above mention foods as they may be necessary for the child’s growth and development.
From researches, there are believes that the cause of AD can be as a product of our genes, lifestyle or the functionality of the immune system.
THOSE THAT ARE PRONE TO ATOPIC DERMATITIS
AD is found in about 10-20% of children all over the world and in 1-3% of adults. This disease is common to people of every skin colour.
Children are more prone to having AD than adults. The risk at which children acquire this disease is increasing day by day as AD is more common today than 30 years back. A child’s risk for this disease can be increased by:
- Gene: those whose parent or family members that have had AD are more prone to developing the disease. The highest risk factor is having a family member that has suffered from AD or any allergies.
- Locality: where the child lives also affects the child’s risk of developing this disease. Children in developing countries that have a higher pollution level have a higher risk of developing this disease.
- Gender: the female gender is at a higher risk of developing this disease than the male.
- Age of mother as at when the child is born: children who were born when their mothers have reached a later age in their childbearing age are at a higher risk of developing this disease.
- The social class: this disease is very common with children in the higher class.
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