Eczema covers a wide spectrum of skin disease that result in skin irritation and inflammation. Statistically speaking, it affects over 5% of adults and children and 20% of infants. Even more disturbing is the fact that these numbers are on the rise as a result of environmental and dietary factors.
Traditional treatment of eczema includes corticosteroid creams. But, there’s a huge drawback in relation to topical creams or immunomodulators, which only relieve the symptoms without eliminating the root cause. Plus, they are often related to cancers.
Not only do corticosteroids and immunosuppressants fail to solve the skin issues, but they also create dependence in patients who use them. Thus, a vicious circle is created as eczema returns when patients stop using them. Even worse, this can eventually lead to a need for even stronger corticosteroids as a patient’s body becomes resistant to the ones previously used.