Optiderm ® Creme, contact dermatitis
Active ingredients: Urea, Polidocanol
Areas of application: For moisture regulation of the horny layer, oiling and relieving itching, as supportive treatment for skin diseases with dry and / or itchy skin, such as B. atopic eczema (neurodermatitis), desiccation eczema (drying damage caused by detergents, etc.), as well as for further and post-treatment of the skin diseases mentioned.
Warnings: Optiderm Fettcreme: Cetyl alcohol can cause local skin reactions (e.g. contact dermatitis).
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis on risks and side effects, read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
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OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis For dry and itchy skin
Dry skin can have many causes and is often associated with excruciating itching. This is caused by a lack of skin oils and natural moisturizing factors. The sensitive skin barrier is unbalanced and can no longer perform its protective function. However, scratching - the body's natural reflex - only provides brief relief from the itch and worsens symptoms. A vicious circle of itching, scratching and inflammation arises.
Special care series such as Optiderm ® break this vicious circle and offer reliable help. Optiderm ®On the one hand, it quickly combats the agonizing itching and also provides the skin with intensive moisture. Optiderm ® cream was specially developed for use on the face and hands and compensates for the lack of fat and moisture. Due to its good tolerance, the drug is already suitable for children. For children under 6 years of age, please consult a doctor. Fast relief from itching • Cream for face and hands • Provides intensive moisture and relieves itching in a short time • Can be spread well and is quickly absorbed • Without fragrances and dyes, without cortisone • For adults and children With a unique combination of Optiderm ® active ingredients
The only drug that contains a combination of the active ingredients urea (urea) and polidocanol. Urea is one of the best moisturizing factors and is often used as a basic therapy for dry skin. It cares for the skin and provides intensive moisture. The Polidocanol acts quickly against the excruciating itching.
The symptoms are often completely gone within a week. The skin barrier stabilizes and can resume its natural protective function. The cream is free from preservatives, fragrances and colorings and is quickly absorbed.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis RECOMMENDED USE:
Unless otherwise prescribed by a doctor, Optiderm ®Apply a thin layer of cream twice a day to the affected areas of the skin. When using it, make sure that the cream does not come into contact with the eyes and mucous membranes and do not apply the cream to acutely inflamed, oozing or infected skin.
The duration of the application depends on the clinical picture. The preparation can also be used for a longer period of time if the skin remains dry.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis BASIC CARE FOR DRY SKIN
Optiderm ® is ideal for daily basic care of dry and itchy skin. The cream stabilizes the skin barrier, compensates for the lack of fat and moisture and can thus reliably counteract itching.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis NEURODERMITIS
In patients with neurodermatitis, the urea content in the skin is significantly reduced. Optiderm ® can compensate for the deficit and restore the skin's natural moisture and suppleness. The cream is suitable as therapy-accompanying care between the acute attacks.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis FOR SENIORS
As we age, the skin loses its ability to retain moisture. In addition, cell renewal and sebum production decline. The skin becomes drier, more sensitive and prone to itching. Medication can also cause itchy skin.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis SCRAPERS
A scratch pad can help trick the itch. Instead of scratching the itchy area of skin, a wooden block covered with chamois leather is scratched - the scratch reflex is diverted and the itching subsides.
OPTIDERM cream contact dermatitis FREQUENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
What is the best way to relieve itching?
Basically, you should avoid anything that can irritate your skin. This includes, among other things, rough clothing (for example made of wool), but also the consumption of alcohol and spicy foods. Wear airy clothing made from natural materials and watch out for cool temperatures in the bedroom - warmth and profuse sweating can make itchy. In order not to dry out the skin any further, we recommend using moisturizing cleansing products. Full baths should be avoided as far as possible; instead, shower with lukewarm water. Cooling or moist compresses can help provide quick relief from itching. A moisturizing, moisturizing skin care product such as Optiderm ® should then be applied.
Why not scratch if you are itchy?
Scratching is a natural reaction to itchy skin, but it only covers the itch for a short time. Constant scratching can irritate sensitive, dry skin even more. In addition, it causes the release of inflammatory messengers such as histamine, which leads to further itching. Scratching can also cause minor injuries that make it easy for pathogens and harmful substances to penetrate the skin and cause infections. This can quickly lead to a vicious cycle of dry skin, itching, scratching and inflammation, which further exacerbates the symptoms.
Can Optiderm ® Cream be used all over the body?
Basically, Optiderm ®Cream can be applied to all affected areas of the body. The medicinal cream is particularly recommended for use on the face and hands. Optiderm ® Lotion is available for treating larger, itchy areas of skin on the body . In the case of particularly dry and itchy skin, pharmacies also offer Optiderm ® Fettcreme, a drug with a high lipid content for stronger skin oiling.
Will the health insurance reimburse the costs for Optiderm ® ?
Optiderm ® is only reimbursable for children up to 12 years of age and for fish scale disease.
What is contact dermatitis ?
Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema triggered by contact with a particular substance. Eczema is the name for a group of conditions that cause skin to become dry and irritated. Contact dermatitis usually improves or clears up completely if the substance causing the problem is identified and avoided.