ATOPIC DERMATITIS Cures and Natural Remedies

Atopy is a condition in which body is "hyperallergic". We analyze below natural cures for atopic dermatitis or eczema, its features and official medical therapies.

Atopic dermatitis is one of most problematic conditions in industrialized countries. It affects 20% of children and 3% of adults. An "atopic" person presents with many clinical manifestations of atopic syndrome. They are 1) eczema (atopic dermatitis), 2) allergic rhinitis (hay fever), allergic conjunctivitis, 3) allergic asthma.

Atopic dermatitis is manifested by redness and face itching, legs and trunk. As dermatitis grows, it tends to affect same areas, but skin appears drier and tends to peel. If dermatitis persists even after puberty, situation can worsen dramatically, also affecting eyelids, head and corners of mouth. In these areas ther's swelling, dryness, lichenified (hardened) areas, permanent and relentless itching. Affected person continuously rubs affected area, making the situation even worse.

Atopic dermatitis therefore represents a chronic itchy skin disease and course tends to be chronic and relapsing. Patients with atopy also have a tendency to develop food allergies. The individual components of atopic syndrome are all caused by allergy (type I hypersensitivity reactions). Atopic responses appear after body has been exposed to different allergens, such as pollen, hair, dust mites, some foods. Furthermore, there are high levels of IgE in serum. Skin appears more susceptible to bacterial infections. With natural remedies for atopic dermatitis, lesions of atopic dermatitis would be removed gradually and without harm to the body.

In atopic dermatitis there is 1) production and release of inflammatory cytokines by T lymphocytes, 2) release of inflammatory mediators from mast cells and 3) increase in free radicals. Therefore, in it there is alteration of a particular type of cells called mast cells and oxidative stress caused by free radicals. It's usually treated with moisturizers, but also with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants drugs (burdened with heavy side effects).

In conclusion, we can say that natural remedies for atopic dermatitis are possible thanks to action of some natural products such as Calendula Officinalis and Rhodiola rosea. They have an anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, anti free radical, soothing action, normalizing the circulation in blood capillaries. In addition, there are natural substances (flavoproteins and coenzymes) that contribute to repair mast cell metabolism. Ultimately, rebalancing of their cell membranes causes a natural cure for atopic eczema.