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    Default Probiotic Skin Therapy Improves Eczema In Children, NIH Study Suggests

    Hillary Hoffman
    September 9 2020

    An experimental treatment for eczema that aims to modify the skin microbiome safely reduced disease severity and increased quality of life for children as young as 3 years of age, a National Institutes of Health study has found. These improvements persisted for up to eight months after treatment stopped, researchers report Sept. 9 in Science Translational Medicine.
    Atopic dermatitis, commonly called eczema, is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by dry, itchy skin and rashes. The disease is most common in children and is linked to an increased risk of developing asthma, hay fever and food allergy.

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    Default Re: Probiotic Skin Therapy Improves Eczema In Children, NIH Study Suggests

    I know practically nothing about eczema, and the article wasn't very helpful in identifying the cause… Perhaps because they don't actually know.
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    Default Re: Probiotic Skin Therapy Improves Eczema In Children, NIH Study Suggests

    They don't know what causes eczema. They also don't know why some children with eczema go on to develop hay fever and/or asthma. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is an umbrella term for many different type skin conditions, usually characterized by dry, itchy patches of skin primarily on the elbows, bend of the arms, and the back of the knees. What is definitely known about all types of eczema is that it's a condition linked to extreme inflammation of the skin. I'm happy to see that this study has developed yet another topical treatment to be applied to the skin. However, eczema is better controlled when topical applications are combined with a diet of anti-inflammatory nutrients known to contribute to healthy skin, like olive oil, omega-3, vit. A, C, E, & D, silica, and biotin (a B vit.). Also, other anti-inflammatory nutrients, like resveratrol and curcumin, will help keep inflammation in check, benefiting the skin.

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