Content - Volume 72, Issue 5
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Emollients can increase the water content in the stratum corneum by delivery of their water to the skin, and by occlusion. These two mechanisms were studied using three preparations with different concentrations of lipids. The products were applied to the skin and then removed by cleaning the surface after 5 and 40 min. The increase in skin water loss following removal of product residue was consi ...
Thirteen children with severe current atopic dermatitis unresponsive to topical treatment were started on an elimination diet. One child was excluded because she could only keep to the diet for 3 days. Twelve children aged 0.8-4.1 years maintained the diet for 2-4 weeks. In six children the dermatologist's score showed a clear improvement while on diet, in 2 children there was a minor improvement ...