Sharing a Breakthrough in Eczema and Psoriasis
Outbreaks of eczema or psoriasis can be very upsetting for those who have them and of course sufferers are always looking for ways to relieve their symptoms.
Now there is a breakthrough in treating both conditions.
Scientists have discovered the cause of the skin inflammation at the heart of these conditions.
More about the scientific research
Researchers have found that the blood vessel cells and immune cells in the skin of those with either of these conditions work together in a way that summons far too many inflammatory white blood cells, causing inflammation.
While such intense white cell recruitment is a useful process (for example, helping skin development in the unborn child), it will usually stop quite quickly once it is no longer useful. Of course, where people are suffering from an inflammatory skin condition (for example eczema and psoriasis), such a process carrying on is very undesirable.
Lead researcher, Professor Muzlifah Haniffa, of Newcastle University in the UK, says:
"This is a huge leap in our understanding of inflammatory skin disease - and offers new routes for finding treatments.
Specific molecular signals are sent by healthy developing skin to summon immune cells and form a protective layer. We were amazed to see that eczema and psoriasis skin cells were sending the same molecular signals which could (lead to) overactive immune cells and cause the disease.
This has never been seen before."
She went on to say that by providing a completely new understanding of inflammatory disease, the findings also open up new avenues to develop treatments for other inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
What is the timeline for such new treatments?
The first of such new treatments for eczema and psoriasis could potentially become available in as little as five years. Obviously it is very early days to know if such treatment will be successful or how long it might take to develop and test. But there is some hope on the horizon for sufferers.
More about eczema and psoriasis
Eczema and psoriasis are both chronic conditions. The immune system becomes overactive - leading to itchy or flaky skin, pain and discomfort and the risk of infection.
Eczema and psoriasis can have a significant impact on those people's lives who have to put up with them.
At the moment, there is no cure with treatments only able to help relieve the symptoms - but not the cause.
What can you do to treat the symptoms of eczema?
Remember that dry skin needs constant and regular moisturizing.
Moisturizing is the best way to combat eczema along with dealing with intense itching that can disrupt the sleep as well as other health issues such as:
- Constant scratching which can cause scarring and
- Scratching that can also lead to infection of the skin, particularly when there is inflamed skin with open sores.
Even dandruff can be a form of eczema and that can affect people of all ages. Whatever the age, eczema is often the result of triggers. While such triggers are not the same for everyone, here are some of the most common ones:
- Soap and detergents
- Skin Infections
- House-dust mites and their droppings
- Animal dander (fur and hair) and saliva
- Overheating or extreme cold
- Rough clothing
Try treating your eczema outbreaks with H-Eczema Formula which works to
- Provide relief from itching and discomfort
- Decrease the severity and frequency of symptoms
- Soothe the skin
What can you do to treat the symptoms of psoriasis?
Some natural ways for relieving the symptoms of psoriasis
- Apply some apple cider vinegar to your scalp if you suffer from psoriasis in that area, allowing it to soak for for approximately 45 minutes before thoroughly rinsing with warm water and shampooing as normal with a natural herbal shampoo. Repeat this action every second day for maximum benefit during an outbreak.
- Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease so if you can change to a gluten-free diet - which eliminates wheat, barley, and rye – you could notice a huge improvement in the psoriasis.
- Including fatty fish in your diet (rich in omega-3 fatty acids) or taking a supplement such as flax seed oil or krill oil will reduce inflammation and help to lessen the psoriasis.
- Turmeric is another natural remedy rich in health benefits. You can take in supplement form or add the powdered root when making a healthful veggie juice.
- Vitamin D and the importance of high vitamin D levels as a natural psoriasis treatment have been confirmed in recent studies when this feel good hormone was found to moderate immunity in psoriasis. Vitamin D from sun exposure is the best way to optimize such levels, helping to boost the immune system and improve the psoriasis, but if this is not always possible, adding a vitamin D3 supplement is the next best choice.
- Salt water with swimming in the ocean, taking seawater baths or applying seawater to the affected area of the psoriasis daily can be very helpful.
- Avoid all chemical based soaps and other products and change to natural personal toiletries.
- A healthy diet is great for improving every kind of condition but there are certain fruits and vegetables can be especially beneficial for psoriasis and these include beets, grapes, cucumber, dark green leafy varieties and carrots.
- H-Psoriasis is our own natural home remedy for this condition, working to help reduce the symptoms of psoriasis including itching, redness irritation when applied to the affected areas and added to the bath for a healing and restorative soak. In addition, the analgesic component will relieve the symptoms of discomfort and itching. Once the process has been completed, the product can then be used as a preventative maintenance program.