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GLOSSARY

Is there a term from the field of dermatology and cosmetics that you do not understand? Would you like to know what it means? View the full definition from the La Roche-Posay glossary.

Atopy

Atopy is a hereditary predisposition of the immune system to develop hypersensitive reactions. Atopy manifests itself in a variety of forms, such as sinusitis, asthma, conjunctivitis and food allergies. This predisposition may also express itself in atopic dermatitis.

This word belongs to the categories Extremely dry, irritated, itchy and atopic skin, Dry to very dry skin.