A Safe Way To Manage Eczema

Thursday 21 June 2012

Eczema is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the skin that receives a fair amount of media coverage, yet there's still a lot of misconception. For instance, people blame food as the cause of itchy skin. Food allergies can coexist in someone with eczema, but it doesn't mean food is the cause of eczema.

Eczema gives rise to intense discomfort, making the skin red, inflamed, dry, flaky and very itchy. Scratching damages the skin, allows penetration and colonisation of bacteria on the outer layer of the skin, making it sensitive to chemical impact and allergens. The secretion of bacteria on the skin can further add to the pain that results in further swelling, intense itching and infection.

Eczema has a genetic dimension to it - if a parent has it, chances are high the child will also have it.

A conventional way to manage eczema is using topical steroid cream. A paediatric dermatologist from the Kuala Lumpur General Hospital cautions that people should not self-medicate on steroids.  There are dangers in self-medication with steroids as some pharmacists don't even ask whether the steroid is for adult of child, or whether the application is for face or hand etc. Super strong steroids can lead to skin-thinning, rendering the skin vulnerable to further environmental and biological assaults.

Triggers of Eczema Flare-ups

1) Build-up of stale sweat, which can be prevented by frequent showers.
2) Soaps or cleansers that are overly harsh on the skin.
3) Long soaks in the hot tub.
4) Environmental factors eg. dust mites in the home.

As far as atopic eczema management is concerned, the said dermatologist is skeptical about the value of allergy tests to determine what one is allergic to. Allergy testing can be misleading because someone may have an allergic reaction to a food that is not responsible for the eczema flare-up. Atopic eczema is not like the usual occupationally-derived eczema. For instance, if dust mites are the allergen, you can only partially reduce the dust mite population, but you can never remove it completely.

The bad news is, eczema cannot be healed by a "magic pill" once and for all. However, if you are in your early childhood, the good news is that 70% of you will eventually "outgrow" this condition. Otherwise, even though you cannot be cured, it can still be managed satisfactorily.

(Source: Busting Eczema Myths, StarFit4Life, 10 June 2012)

Is There a Safe Option to Manage Eczema?

Scientific researches have shown that ganoderma (lingzhi) has the ability to modulate the functions of our T-Cells (part of our immune system) and as such, regulate the immune system's over-reaction. This is able to effectively improve the eczema condition.

For more info, please click on this link for the article on How Ganoderma Modulates Our Immune System. Look under the section "Second Line Defence: T Cells".

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