Symptoms and triggers of atopic dermatitis

Neurodermatitis is a non-contagious skin disease and is also referred to as atopic eczema and atopic dermatitis. Atopy (Greek: without a location) describes in medicine a tendency to hypersensitivity. This means that the skin reacts with allergic reactions to actually harmless substances. The application of the appropriate eczema cream is therefore essential for those affected.

The symptoms of the disease can occur in phases or in batches, with the active phases of so-called “spurts”. Spurts can occur in different duration and strength. During a spell, atopic dermatitis can form on large areas of the body. Symptoms manifest themselves in inflammation and dry, rough skin in conjunction with a very intense itching.

Since there is no (reliable) cure for atopic dermatitis, the avoidance of triggers and daily skincare are all the more important. This combination of preparedness and targeted care can often help to prolong the relapse-free periods. Of course, it can also succeed in causing the regression of the skin symptoms and to become symptom-free. The most important thing is regular skin care with moisturizing creams or ingredients.

Depending on age, the symptoms may occur at different parts of the body. While the whole body can be affected in adults, the eczema in infants and children is particularly common in the face and joint bends.

In adolescents and young adults, the eczema is usually on: 

  • Forehead, eyes or mouth
  • Neck and the upper chest area
  • Knees, elbows
  • The back of the hand

In most infants or babies, the elbows, knees, wrists, thighs and buttocks are affected. Since it is difficult to discourage toddlers of a natural stimulus of scratching these sites, it is advisable to keep fingernails short and to wear soft and light gloves at night.

In older people, it is often the scalp that shows symptoms. Treating this point under the hair is often even more difficult and expensive. Here appropriate shampoos can help.

The exact cause of eczema has not yet been explored. However, it is believed that different and different factors may be considered triggers.

Genetic predisposition

Ein Faktor scheint auf jeden Fall eine genetische Veranlagung zu sein. Bei einer genetisch bedingten Störung der Hautbarriere bzw. der Hautfunktion werden bestimmte Proteine nicht gebildet, die jedoch für den Aufbau und Erhalt der schützenden Hauthornschicht notwendig wären. Dadurch verliert die Haut Stück um Stück ihre Barrierefunktion, wodurch die Haut austrocknet und empfindlich bzw. anfällig für äußere Reize wird.

Kinder mit Eltern, die an Neurodermitis leiden, haben eine höhere Wahrscheinlichkeit selbst an Neurodermitis zu erkranken. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit liegt unterschiedlichen Quellen zufolge bei über 60%. Wenn nur ein Elternteil von Neurodermitis betroffen ist, reduziert sich zwar das Risiko für die Kinder, ist jedoch immer noch viel höher, als wenn keine familiär bedingte

Environmental Influences

In addition, environmental influences such as climatic conditions (heat, cold) or environmental toxins (smoke, pollution) are another influencing factor or trigger. So have people in cities with e.g. heavy air pollution at a higher risk of eczema than people in cities or regions with clean air. Also, cold and harsh climate seems to have an impact. A common example of this is that Jamaican children in London suffer from atopic eczema twice as often as those living in Jamaica. Also, stress and insomnia, so mental stress can be triggering factors.

Clothes and allergies

Skin reactions can also be caused by incorrect or inappropriate clothing. Affected persons should avoid the contact with wool, since the irritations can trigger the itching. Often, cosmetic products with preservatives or fragrances also play a role, e.g. Make-up on the skin can trigger a reaction. Additionally, sufferers report that contact with chemical substances in e.g. Cleansing agents on the skin causes irritation. Again, you should, for example, avoid contact with gloves.

People with allergies such as Dust mites, pet dander or pollen are additionally endangered because the allergy-causing substances (antigens) reach the skin unhindered when the skin is scratched.

Certain foods are also suspected of causing atopic dermatitis or worsening the disease. Frequently, affected individuals are allergic to cow’s milk, nuts, wheat flour, fish, chicken eggs and soy. You should also avoid coffee and alcohol as well as sugar and spicy foods, which can also trigger or exacerbate a neurodermatitis impulse.

The right eczema cream

Our Glandol® cream is a special eczema cream for therapy-accompanying use and contains valuable and natural herbal omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. The cream has been specially developed and dermatologically tested for extremely dry skin requiring particularly intensive care. Our Glandol® cream is ideal for use in atopic dermatitis in infants, babies, newborns and adults.

If you notice the first signs of atopic dermatitis or have been suffering from eczema for a while, you can start using our Glandol® cream at any time.

No matter where in the body, whether eczema on the face, atopic dermatitis in the palm or on the foot, you can use and apply the cream anywhere, because Glandol® is the ideal skin care product for atopic dermatitis.

Many of our customers confirmed that they were able to notice the first improvements after only a few days.

What is or does the eczema cream from Glandol® contain?

The Glandol® eczema cream contains carefully selected ingredients or ingredients and is completely free of cortisone, perfume, parabens, silicones, mineral oils and dyes. It is therefore very suitable for sensitive and dry skin. The gentle smell of the cream comes from the natural ingredients, such as Evening primrose oil, borage oil, shea butter, avocado oil, sesame oil, perilla oil and almond oil.

The secret of the effect of the eczema cream of Glandol® lies in the essential fatty acids. Evening primrose oil and borage oil are rich in gamma linoleic acids, which have a positive effect on the body and are particularly valuable in the treatment of major problems. Evening primrose oil, as the name implies, is extracted from the seeds of the evening primrose. The evening primrose is a small yellow flower whose flowers only open at dusk. Borage oil we extracted from the borage plant. Borage is a plant with blue flowers that originated in the Mediterranean, but is now widespread throughout Europe.

Gamma-linolenic acids are omega-6 fatty acids. They help to prevent moisture loss in the skin and have an anti-inflammatory effect. Medical studies have found that people with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis have a low level of gamma linoleic acid (GLS) and that this may also be the cause of dry skin and itching. It has been shown that adding GLS, both as a cream and as a nutritional supplement, can have a positive effect on the treatment of atopic dermatitis. In atopic dermatitis, it may happen that a certain enzyme is not present in sufficient quantity in the body, a so-called desaturase defect. This or these enzymes play a key role in lipid metabolism and can not be produced by the body itself. The GLS is able to compensate for this enzyme defect.

Shea Butter


Shea butter, which is extracted from the African shea fruit, has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for skin diseases of all kinds. The shea tree grows only in the Sudanzone, a narrow strip of land south of the Sahara. The trees can become over 300 years old and only bear the first fruits after 20 years. The shea butter scores with its high proportion of unsaponifiable components, that mean that the components do not dissolve in the water and thus penetrate particularly well into the skin. It is also extremely rich in long-chain, unsaturated fatty acids, called linoleic acids, which aid in the natural formation of the acid film of our skin. It is also characterized by a high concentration of vitamins A and E, as well as allantoin and omega-3 fatty acids, which support the regeneration of the skin and the development of healthy cells.



Avocado, the superfruit from South America, is full of vitamins A and E. Vitamin E, also known as alpha-tocopherol, is one of the antioxidants and is one of the most important free radical scavengers in our body. Free radicals are very aggressive compounds that arise as a remnant of the metabolism. Through various chemical reactions, such as those caused by stress, smoking, sun or X-rays, free radicals are set free. The oxidative stress generated by the free radicals damages the cell structure, the proteins in the body and even the DNA. When used externally, vitamin E improves the surface of the skin and has an anti-inflammatory effect. Because of this, vitamin E is also often used for the treatment of superficial wounds.



Another component of Glandol's eczema cream is almond oil. In fact, almonds are one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world. Historic records show that as early as the 5th century almond trees were cultivated by the ancient Greeks. By Middle Ages almonds were not only used as food, but also for the treatment of various skin problems. Because almonds not only sweeten our day, but are also a real nutrient bomb. In addition to many healthy fatty acids, vitamins A, D and E, they contain the valuable B vitamins. Almond oil has a moisturizing effect in Glandol Neurodermatitis Cream. It supplies the skin with the essential fats that the skin with eczema cannot produce by itself.



Perilla oil is extracted from the perilla plant. Perilla, also called Shiso, is cultivated in Japan and used there mostly as a spice plant. However, it is also used in traditional Chinese medicine. The red-leafed perilla plant has been shown to have antiallergenic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in medical studies. The Glandol eczema cream uses the alpha-linoleic acids that are abundant in perilla oil. Alpha-linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that is synthesized in the body in GLS and is responsible for building the epidermis.



Sesame seeds are cultivated above all in subtropical and tropical areas and are available in both black and white form, both of which are used to make sesame oil. The sesame oil contained in the Glandol Eczema cream is made from the unroasted seeds, which prevents contamination of the oil and ensures that the valuable nutrients are not destroyed. With its high content of vitamins A and E, phyto-estrogens and lecithin, it helps to prevent the deposition of harmful substances in the skin. It penetrates deep into the skin and helps to build up protection against harmful substances in the fatty layer of the epidermis. The detoxifying effect of the oil on the skin is further enhanced by combining sesame oil with mango butter.



Mango, the aromatic, subtropical fruit is not only delicious, but also a real all-rounder with its nutrients. Pakistan, India and the Philippines even declared it to be their national fruit. It is grown in Asia, Africa and South America, but is also very popular in the European market and is now one of the standard range of many supermarkets. For a short time, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries have discovered this particular fruit for themselves. For the treatment of atopic dermatitis especially the beta-carotene contained in the mango is of importance. Beta-carotene, a constituent of vitamin A, supports the skin's natural UV radiation protection. In atopic dermatitis it supports the build-up of the natural protective film of the skin.

The product packaging

The eczema cream is filled in a comfortable “airless” dispenser.

With the convenient pumping mechanism, the Glandol cream is dispensed in small practical amounts. The pumping mechanism is necessary in that thereby the cream in the dispenser is airtight protected. There is a protective membrane in the dispenser, which must be overcome when the pump mechanism is first actuated. This means that the first time you use the pump dispenser you should press it a few times until the cream comes out of the container. Should the glandol cream still not escape …

… our tip: tap the eczema cream with closed lid and with moderate force 4-5 times on the table and then pump a few times. So the cream dissolves through the airtight packaging from the bottom of the dispenser.

ATTENTION: Please do not pierce with a needle or similar in the opening, as this would damage the inner protective membrane!