How to Combat The Atopic Triad

20 Oct 2023

When it comes to eczema, asthma, and allergies, having to suffer from one of these conditions is bad enough. The Atopic Triad is the co-occurrence of all three of these allergen conditions and is the trifecta of unpleasantness and discomfort for many unfortunate people.

With Spring in full bloom and Summer fast approaching, it’s important to look out for signs that may cause your atopic triad symptoms to flare up as increased temperatures and climate can exacerbate an atopic triad outbreak. While these symptoms do coexist, they unfortunately cannot be treated with one medication or remedy, and each symptom must be individually treated.

Common Symptoms of Atopic Triad

Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, can be treated with ointments or creams, to relieve itching, redness, swelling, and other skin discomforts. If you are experiencing eczema, you can manage your symptoms by moisturising at least twice a day, avoiding scratching and itching the affected areas, and avoiding sun exposure for prolonged periods of time. If you are experiencing eczema or eczema like symptoms, it is important to speak with a GP and get treatment. Eczema can cause bacterial infections to develop if left untreated.

Hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, is the reaction that occurs when your body is exposed to allergens. These allergens become more prominent in the Spring and Summer seasons, so now is the time to be aware of how to fight and treat these symptoms. If you are experiencing hay fever you can manage your symptoms by reducing your exposure to allergens, washing clothing, and bedding more frequently, and taking antihistamines. Antihistamines can be taken in various forms including tablets, nasal sprays, and eye drops and all work in different ways to treat symptoms, which is why you should speak to a GP to see what treatment option is best for you.

Asthma, the third condition to develop during Atopic Triad, is when the airways in the lungs become inflamed and narrow, making it difficult to breathe. This inflammation causes symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. A person can develop asthma at any point in their life. Talk to a GP if you are experiencing symptoms or need help getting treatment.

Speak to a GP

Managing symptoms of Atopic Triad and having easy access to a GP are crucial in mitigating its effects and staying healthy. Whether you have Atopic Triad, or are experiencing symptoms of Hay fever and Asthma, leaving the house can expose you to the very allergens that are making you ill. Our Sage allows you to speak to an experienced GP without having to leave the house.

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