What Your Dermatologist Will NEVER Tell you About Eczema (that you need to hear immediately)

April 28, 2016

Eczema, commonly called atopic dermatitis, is a condition where the skin feels dry, flaky and itchy. Various studies suggest that infants who develop eczema are likely to develop eczema when they are adults. In other words, eczema has a connection to certain allergies.
What your dermatologist will NEVER tell you about Eczema (that you need to hear immediately)
Eczema does not cause death but can cause severe psychological disorders. You would be bothered all the time even when you sleep. You may have to scratch your skin continuously, causing your skin to peel from cortisone which led to the need for antihistamine, immunosuppressive, and several other skin medications.

Hidden Thing

Eczema has a pathology that is often deeper than the surface of the skin. Therefore you should direct your efforts to reduce inflammation as a cause of eczema. One cause of inflammation is aggrevate immune response. However, eczema has a variety of triggers, one of which is food. We are often negligent in detecting the trigger, even when we go through the early IgE test. The test often offers false results.

Disorder of the immune system

Basically, eczema is caused by disorders of innate immune system. This system is responsible to give signal on the entry of any foreign material into our body. In the case of eczema, some studies suggest that the immune system disorder often occurs even before birth. Mothers who do not get the enough intakes of probiotic bacteria will tend to give birth to children with genetic conditions that favor eczema.

Food allergies

Some foods trigger hormonal changes in the system that will support the presence of eczema. Corticosteroid does not help with local inflammation and also does not support the systemic inflammation. Omega-3 often acts like cortisol and cortisone by supporting pathways of inflammation and increasing the production of the skin barrier. When the skin barrier is unable to produce enough oil to protect the skin, the eczema comes!

Most people use immuno-suppressive drugs like tacrolimus to deal with eczema, unfortunately these drugs can cause side effects, carcinogenic compounds that can cause skin cancer. From this fact we can infer that preventing eczema is highly recommended. We can prevent eczema by way of improving our health. One effort to improve health is to improve diet and keep stress levels remain in the normal state.

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