BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common skin condition characterized by disturbed barrier function, skin inflammation, and cutaneous dysbiosis. Clinically, it manifests as chronic-recurrent xerosis, pruritus, and erythematous lesions. Its pathophysiology is complex, making the selection of appropriate treatment options a task. AIM: To share insights gained from a literature review and discussions with experts in dermatology on key factors related to the prevention, treatment, and management of AD in relation to the skin microbiome. METHODS: Results from an expert panel were summarized and discussed to provide updated recommendations for the treatment and maintenance of AD. RESULTS: Evidence supports a strategy for managing inflammatory skin diseases with a selenium-rich post-biotic thermal water and biomass containing moisturizer. The moisturizer helps to restore homeostasis of the skin, re-populate a diverse microbiome, encourage the growth of commensal bacteria, and improve barrier function and symptoms of AD. CONCLUSIONS: Normalization of skin microbiome diversity using a topical moisturizer containing post-biotic aqua and biomass may offer a valuable option for the treatment and maintenance of inflammatory skin diseases. Clinicians should discuss the benefits of this treatment in the context of a full AD management program that covers prevention, active treatment, and maintenance. J Drugs Dermatol. 2020;19(10):935-940. doi:10.36849/JDD.2020.5393.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2020|
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