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An Bras Dermatol. 2017 Jul-Aug;92(4):521-525. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.201756111.

Sensitive skin: review of an ascending concept.

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1
Dermatology Clinic of Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo - Hospital and School of Medicine- São Paulo (SP), Brazil.
2
Natura Innovation and Technology Ltd. - São Paulo (SP), Brazil.

Abstract

Sensitive skin is a condition characterized by stinging, burning and itching sensations. The diagnosis, pathophysiology and treatment of sensitive skin are still under discussion. In the last years, studies on its epidemiology have been performed, showing a high prevalence and impact on quality of life. Brazilian population was also considered in these studies. Cosmetics, climate changes and skin barrier impairment are the main factors that contribute for skin hyperreactivity. New studies are trying to bring new knowledge about the theme. This review will describe data on epidemiology, triggering factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

PMID:
28954102
PMCID:
PMC5595600
DOI:
10.1590/abd1806-4841.201756111
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