ECZEMA: The body's NATURAL defences could lead to treatment for skin condition
Researchers have discovered a way to help skin cells produce a protective substance people with eczema typically don't have.
The experts said they hope the breakthrough will help prevent or create new treatments for atopic eczema, which affects about one in five children and one in 20 adults in the UK.
Also called atopic dermatitis, the condition causes itchy lesions that can lead to broken skin with increased susceptibility to infection.
It can have a severe impact on people's lives, work and sleep.
Conventional treatment with steroid creams can have side effects, and become less effective... read more
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