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Your skin is the first line of defense against all forms

of bacteria and germs, which, upon entering your body, often trigger infections and diseases. It protects all your internal organs and seems quite tough; Yet, it’s rather delicate, especially for those with Eczema. According to the BHC Medical Center, Australia is one of those countries where Eczema is most prevalent. A study conducted by the University of…


External Factors of  Eczema

The social, anthropogenic, and biogenic environmental

factors greatly impact atopic Eczema to the point that it’s largely considered an environmental disease. Stress and social deprivation adversely affect eczema symptoms, and today’s westernized lifestyle that stems from social change is another contributor. Thanks to urbanization, the resultant decrease in biodiversity and increase in air pollution have also been associated with atopic Eczema. Similarly, climate change is increasing the allergenicity…


Internal Factors of Eczema

If you experience redness and itchiness on your hands,

around your eyes, neck, feet, inner elbows, knees, or ankles, there’s a great chance you’re faced with Eczema. While numerous environmental factors can trigger Eczema, the condition may also be caused by factors within you. The two main internal factors of Eczema include genetics and your immune system. This section will take a detailed look into these factors and…


Gut Microbiome and Eczema

Did you know that your body is home to over trillions

of viruses, fungi, and bacteria? Don’t panic, that’s normal. Collectively, these agents are referred to as the microbiome. You should be interested in knowing that not all bacteria are associated with the disease. Instead, many are crucial to different aspects of your health, including weight, heart, and immune system. They can also influence your skin and have…


Parasites and Eczema

Western nations have come to realize that the

Prevalence of allergic diseases, particularly those associated with food, respiratory, and cutaneous (relating to or affecting the skin) allergies, is increasing among their populations. The mechanisms of genome-environment interaction, genetic predisposition, and what’s referred to as the hygienic hypothesis (the idea that childhood exposure to certain infections and germs helps in the development of the immune system), are known to…


Staphylococcus Aureus and Eczema

Patients with Eczema, particularly atopic dermatitis

(AD), are known to face colonization of Staphylococcus aureus in their skins. Their eczematous skin lesions have consistently been shown to have this bacterial colonization, which proves to be a significant factor in aggravating their skin lesions. Also, a strong correlation between the severity of colonization with S. aureus and Eczema exists. Before digging deeper into the relationship between the two conditions…


Fungi and Eczema

Fungus refers to a minute organism like mold or mildew.

They can be anywhere, including water, air, and the human body. People with Eczema are more vulnerable to fungal skin infections than others. There’s a great chance that a person with Eczema experiences a fungal infection at some point. Since the infection doesn’t improve on its own, medical intervention is necessary to clear it up. What’s interesting is…


Inhalant Allergens and Eczema

Inhalant allergens and atopic dermatitis are often

closely correlated and, when it comes to airborne allergies, frequently occur together. Dogs, cats, dust mites, and pollen are all common sources of allergies. When a patient is exposed to an allergen, we seek a history of symptoms, including itchiness, sneezing, wheezing, and coughing, to identify inhalant allergies. Inhalant allergies are diagnosed using the same type of allergy skin testing or…


Associations of Eczema with Bronchial Asthma

Eczema and asthma are two disorders linked with the

immune system that frequently co-occur. In fact, approximately 20% of adults with Eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) also have asthma. This isn’t a coincidence—both of these conditions are caused by inflammation. The precise causes of Eczema and asthma are unknown. Both conditions, however, cause excessive inflammation throughout the body…


Immunization and Eczema

It is a commonly held belief that people are either

pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine. Stance on pro-vaccine implies that vaccinations are effective and therefore a necessity at all times, yet the antivaccine stance implies that vaccinations are ineffective and a safety hazard, and should therefore be avoided altogether. But is it as simple as being pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine? Are these the only two legitimate stances when it comes to…

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