10 best creams for atopic dermatitis


Atopic dermatitis is a frightening diagnosis that can terrify any mother of a baby. No matter how sad it may sound, chronic allergic dermatitis in 75% of cases occurs in children under one year old. However, the manifestation of signs of AD, as it is also called, can also manifest itself in a preschool child. 90% of children under 7 years old are prone to this disease.

Usually, an unpleasant skin rash appears in people who are genetically predisposed to atopy — the collective name for all manifestations of allergic reactions (this also includes hives, and eczema, and pollinosis and other diseases). The disease is characterized by rashes, increased hypersensitivity to non-allergens. In the summer it proceeds calmly, with the observation of remission, in the cold season it becomes aggravated.

One of the most effective approaches to treatment is complex: an attempt to stop outbreaks of the disease from the inside and outside. When compiling a treatment card, a competent doctor must pay attention not only to antihistamines, without which it is impossible to do without any manifestations of an allergic reaction, but also to skin moisturizers. They will be able to reduce itching and soothe the child.

TOP 10 best creams for atopic dermatitis

10 La cree

la cree

The cosmetic product will rather not be a panacea for atopic dermatitis, but an excellent source of moisturizing ingredients that will help restore the skin. A separate advantage of the cream will be its versatility, since it can be used to treat children from the first days of life. The drug is designed to reduce irritation and redness on the skin, as well as stop foci of dermatitis.

A wide range of applications of La Cree is due to its useful composition — the product is based on natural oils and plant extracts. The drug is dispensed without a doctor’s prescription, and it can be used both once and for a long time to saturate the skin with moisture and healthy fats.

9 Elokom


A soft cream is usually prescribed for inflammation and itching, with dermatitis. The drug has a low cost, but should be used with caution during pregnancy and lactation. With it, you can not treat the affected areas on the face. The medicine must be used all only once a day, which facilitates the treatment process.

The duration of the use of Elokom is usually determined by the patient himself, since the reduction in treatment days should be due to a decrease in foci of dermatitis. Children’s treatment should take place under the strict supervision of a physician, since the concentration of the drug is designed for the reception of an adult organism. Usually, only a small fraction of the usual dosage prescribed for adults is enough for a child.

8 Afloderm


A hormonal drug positioned for the treatment of «tender» areas — the face, chest, neck and genitals. Afloderm is approved for use for children from 6 years old, as well as for pregnant and lactating women. The cream has an anti-inflammatory effect, and also reduces itching, characteristic of atopic dermatitis.

According to the indications, it can be used even for sunburn and allergic reactions to insect bites, which allows us to talk about its versatility. The drug may not be suitable for some patients, especially in the presence of hypersensitivity to the components. However, in general, users notice a positive trend when using Afloderm.

7 Lorinden S

Lorinden S

Cream-ointment Lorinden C is quickly absorbed into the stratum corneum of the dermis, helping beneficial components to penetrate deep under the skin. Wax and petroleum jelly in the composition not only have moisturizing properties, but also in some way “seal” moisture and medicine inside. The therapeutic effect of the remedy may be enhanced if a bandage is applied to the affected area. The only drawback of the cream will be the impossibility of applying it to sensitive and thin skin.

The drug should not be used for viral skin diseases such as herpes, as well as for varicose veins. Treatment with children under 10 years of age is also prohibited. According to reviews, patients are advised to strictly adhere to the therapy plan prescribed by the doctor, not exceeding doses and not applying the cream to large areas of the skin for an excessively long time.

6 Akriderm Genta

Akriderm Genta

A white cream designed to have an anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory effect. It is considered an antibiotic, so pharmacists and doctors recommend using Akriderm with caution during lactation and for the treatment of atopic dermatitis in children under one year old. The list of indications for use includes almost the entire spectrum of skin diseases. This indicates the effectiveness of the drug in dealing with a wide range of problems.

The tool has a fairly large list of contraindications and possible side effects, so you need to be especially careful when buying it so as not to worsen the course of the disease. Doctors recommend visiting a dermatologist-allergist before starting self-treatment.

5 Sensitive


The French drug, produced in the form of a cream, in a convenient bottle, is designed to protect damaged skin, as well as provide a moisturizing effect. Manufacturers of the product position it as a gentle medicine for the care of sensitive skin prone to atopy and the development of dermatitis. The indications for use also include the presence of red «nets» on the skin, a feeling of tightness or burning, psoriasis. The drug was created mainly to change the attitude towards damaged skin, which requires careful and attentive care.

The active ingredients in the composition are glycerin, wax and vitamin E. The first two ingredients are used to restore lost skin tone and a dose of moisture, the last one seeks to increase blood circulation, increase cellular respiration and reduce sun exposure to damaged areas. The cream is a non-hormonal drug, which allows it to be used to treat children.

4 Elidel


Another product with a moisturizing effect. Despite the benefits, it can be somewhat harmful to health if used improperly and if the instructions are not followed. Elidel is quite easy to find in pharmacies. But, despite its availability, the tool is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women. Doctors in this case are advised to look for analogues of the drug, which you can find in our TOP.

The cream is prescribed for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, but the latter may be aggravated if the patient has hypersensitivity to the components of the drug. With care in application, the moisturizing effect of Elidel will have an excellent effect on skin areas affected by atopic dermatitis. To avoid unpleasant situations, before use, you should carefully consult with your doctor.

3 Belobaza


Positioned as a moisturizer for dry to very dry skin, Belobaza instantly restores water balance. The effect of the drug is cumulative, so doctors recommend regular use. With complex therapy in combination with antihistamine tablets or injections, Belobaza actively fights against atopic skin, and also has a softening and restoring effect on integuments that are constantly in contact with chemicals.

The recommendations of doctors often coincide with the instructions for using the cream. It must be applied two or more times a day in a thin layer to the affected area. The drug is quickly absorbed, does not leave a film on the skin. Due to its composition, Belobaza can be used by nursing women and young children.

2 Betaderm


The drug is a white cream, the composition of which is a combination of betamethasone and gentamicin. The product also contains an antibiotic that speeds up the healing process. In addition to atopic dermatitis, Betaderm is recommended for use in dermatoses, eczema, psoriasis, and allergic contact dermatitis. Betaderm rarely becomes a skin aggressor and practically does not cause a negative reaction in patients, expressed in a burning sensation and itching.

The drug is not recommended for pregnant women, during lactation, under the age of 2 years and with hypersensitivity to the components of the drug. According to reviews, Betaderm is a fairly effective tool that can work actively and even be more effective than expensive analogues. It is impossible not to note the democratic price of a remedy that helps many with skin diseases.

1 Eplan


The rating of the best creams for atopic dermatitis is headed by an almost universal remedy for combating skin diseases — eplan. According to the instructions, the product can be used for skin injuries, because, thanks to its moisturizing composition, it accelerates wound healing, with all types and degrees of burns, to protect the skin when working with chemicals, as well as to combat skin diseases such as acne vulgaris, eczema, psoriasis, ulcers and dermatitis. The tool does not contain antibiotics and hormonal components, so it can be used regardless of the age of the patient.

Eplan is available in three different forms — cream, solution and wipes. In addition to the moisturizing effect, doctors recommend using the medicine in first aid and, if possible, keep it in the medicine cabinet because of its versatility. Affordable price and convenience of existing forms will allow the drug to always be at hand.

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