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Scientists have found a cure for eczema with bacteria on the skin ... Know the details


Research published in the journal Nature Medicine revealed that bacterial therapy can be a cure for eczema, as it has been shown that a healthy strain of skin bacteria can effectively treat the attacks that afflict people with the most common forms of eczema, and the theory is that these healthy bacteria applied to the skin will It kills harmful bacteria and the toxins they produce that cause painful inflammation. This is because the good and bad bacteria compete with each other by flooding the area with the good bacteria.


According to a report by the British newspaper "Daily Mail", this innovative approach known as bacterial therapy is already used in other areas of medicine. For example, persistent intestinal infections such as Clostridium difficile, which is the cause of food poisoning, can be treated with pills that contain good bacteria from healthy donors. .


One in five children suffers from atopic dermatitis, while the disease continues into adulthood in one in 12 cases, the condition tends to run in families and there is no treatment, the inflammation causes a chronic, itchy rash on the arms, legs and cheeks. Seizures due to heat, detergents, pets, food, and stress, the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which tends to live in abundance on the skin of people with eczema, is often the cause of irritation.


While human skin is naturally a hotbed of bacteria, most of it does not cause any harm because the immune system keeps it under control. In people with atopic dermatitis, the immune system goes into an overactive state and the bad bacteria can become dominant and thus the symptoms appear.


Dermatologist Professor Carsten Führer said: “Staphylococcus aureus is a major organism that causes inflammation in eczema. Toxins produced by the bacteria cause dermatitis. Conventional treatments include moisturizers to repair and protect the skin barrier, steroids to reduce skin redness by preventing the body's inflammatory process, and antibiotics to kill Bacteria, however long-term use of some treatments is associated with side effects, steroids, for example, can thin the skin, cause impaired kidney function and raise blood pressure. As a result, scientists have been looking for safer alternatives. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego. By examining 8,000 types of bacteria taken from the skin of people without eczema to determine which of them was able to kill the harmful Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, a shortlist of about ten strains was then evaluated to ensure that they were safe and would not become harmful. Scientists were left with one strain of the bacteria, Staphylococcus. hominis A9, which has been selected as a treatment for atopic dermatitis.



It produces a type of antibiotic that kills the bad bacteria, produces a gene that blocks toxins from the bad bacteria, and helps the body fight the bad bacteria by strengthening the body, said Richard Gallo, the dermatologist who led the research. Immunity.


The selected strain was added to an unscented lotion, and a double-blind trial began that included 54 people with eczema, two-thirds of whom were given the lotion to put on their arms twice a day for seven days, while the rest were given an artificial cream, the results showed that those who were treated with the bacterial lotion reduced staphylococcus. Aureus on their skin and reported fewer complaints of inflammation.

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