Although many of you are probably already aware of the chronic skin condition that is eczema, you may be interested to know that scientists have finally discovered what actually happens to the skin when you have this condition.
Eczema, which is also referred to as atopic dermatitis, is the most common form of the condition and it is closely related to asthma and allergic rhinitis.
It affects up to 20% of children and 3% of adults worldwide, and although there are several creams and ointments out there to help relieve the itch, there’s not an end-all cure that will make it go away yet.
Despite this fact, Scientists are now closer to pinpointing a bunch of processes that occur when someone has eczema and this information could help us to finally figure out how to cure this chronic skin condition.
For the past decade, it has been known that eczema is associated with the lack of filaggrin, usually due to genetics.
This protein is used to help shape the skin cells as well as doing an important job of creating the skin’s barrier function.
If someone happens to be born without this important protein, it can result in skin problems such as eczema, or ichthyosis vulgaris, on which the skin doesn’t shed properly. This results in dead skin that piles up like fish scales.
This is the first time that Scientists have been able to figure out exactly how eczema develops when filaggrin is lacking.
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