Suara.com – Skin disease is one of the common diseases experienced by the community. This disease is divided into infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Recently, Indonesia was shocked by cases of atopic dermatitis in children. Atopic dermatitis or eczema is a skin condition that is chronic and relapsing.
Although it occurs in many groups of children, atopic dermatitis can also attack all ages, from infants, teenagers, adults, and even the elderly in their golden age.
Symptoms of eczema in infants generally first appear at the age of two to three months, in young children usually appear at the age of two years until puberty.
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Children with atopic dermatitis often have dysfunction of the skin barrier that causes dry, itchy, scaly, bumpy, red and/or swollen skin. If chronic scratching occurs, the skin becomes thickened and/or hardened.
The disease, also known as dry eczema, can continue to recur into adulthood, although for some children the symptoms may improve or even disappear.
The thing to know, atopic dermatitis cannot be cured, but the right treatment can help control and relieve symptoms.
The number of sufferers is getting higher
Basically, the causes of skin diseases are very diverse, ranging from fungal, viral, and bacterial infections which then spread through direct contact with the skin, air, or the use of shared items.
Various other contributing factors can also be caused by climatic factors, ranging from air temperature, environmental cleanliness and personal hygiene.
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The dense population of Indonesian people, especially in big cities, along with economic conditions and the lack of public knowledge about the importance of skin health and hygiene, also affects the incidence of various skin diseases that often occur in Indonesia.
Research by Soegiarto et al in 2019, reported that the morbidity of allergic diseases in school children in metropolitan cities in Indonesia has the same pattern as other developing countries.
The study involved 499 children and adolescents from schools and universities in 5 cities. It was reported that 278 subjects had at least one manifestation of allergic disease, in which cases of atopic dermatitis were 1.8 percent.
Urticaria and allergic rhinitis were the most common atopic diseases, with a positive family history of atopy of 60.79 percent. The results of this study also showed an increase in cases compared to 1998.
Special Care Needed
For some people who have atopic skin conditions, visiting and seeing a dermatologist is not always easy.
Even though the itching is unbearable and the skin surface has changed completely, there are still some people who are reluctant to ask a dermatologist for help.
But on the other hand, many people do not hesitate and are impressed that they always put their appearance first, by visiting a beauty clinic without seeing whether the dermatologist is clear and credible.
Of course, there are many factors that cause people with skin diseases to be reluctant to visit a dermatologist, such as lack of knowledge about skin diseases, pandemic conditions that cause people to be afraid to leave the house, limited time and money, and many other factors.
Based on this issue, Erha launched a new line, namely Erha Ultimate Atopy Cure and Erha Ultimate Skin Health.
The atopy line is a line that focuses on solving atopic dermatitis problems for three categories, namely infants and children, adults and the golden age group.
While the second line comes with three categories, namely treatment for taming growing skin cells, removing scars, and healthy skin solutions for all types of skin infected with bacteria, fungal infections, viral infections, or skin infested with parasites.
“We have been established for more than 22 years in Indonesia and have experienced skin specialists, complete medical equipment, so of course we also have the ability to provide comprehensive solutions for skin health,” said Erha’s Director, Noviana Supit as quoted from a press release on Friday (11/01). 3/2022).