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Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2018 Jun;26(2):105-108.

The Usage of Hypoallergenic Cosmetics in Patients with Atopic Dermatitis.

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Assist. Prof. Jasna Zeljko Penavić, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology and Venerology, University Clinical Hospital Mostar, Kralja Tvrtka bb, 88 000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina;


The aim of this study was to investigate how many patients with atopic dermatitis applied hypoallergenic cosmetics compared with topical corticosteroids. The study included 41 patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) who were treated from June 1 to July 1, 2017 at the Department of Dermatology and Venerology, Clinical Hospital Mostar. According to the data analyzed, 46.34% of patients used hypoallergenic cosmetics while 24.39% used them periodically. 32.7% patients used topical corticosteroids and 17.07 % used them periodically. 19.51 % of the patients with atopic dermatitis used alternative products, while 17.07% used them periodically. Out of the total number of patients, most of the patients used neutral products. 78.05% used neutral cosmetic products, and 19.51 % used them periodically. 65.85 % patients used sunscreens and 24.40 % used them periodically. The majority of patients used neutral cosmetic products and sunscreens. There was no statistically significant difference in the frequency of the use hypoallergenic cosmetics compared with topical corticosteroids (χ2 = 1.802; df = 2; P=0.405). Women used sunscreens more often (χ2 = 16,02; df = 1; p = <0,05).

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