Researchers have previously discovered eczema is caused by an excess of bad bacteria on the skin. Therefore, they tried to solve the problem by applying a lotion with good bacteria and found out it alleviated the symptoms by 50 percent. Although it doesn’t treat the cause of the skin condition, it can make life easier for those who suffer from it.
Eczema sufferers have plenty of bad bacteria on their skin
During a previous study on eczema, researchers discovered those with the condition have an abundance of Staphylococcus aureus in that particular area of skin. This counts as bad bacteria and often causes serious infections. Usually, people treat the condition with steroids, but researchers might have come up with another treatment idea.
They thought of combating bad bacteria with good bacteria, so they created a solution of Roseomonas mucosa. For a few weeks, ten adults and five children had to spray it over their eczema. Afterwards, six of the adults and five of the children had significantly fewer symptoms. This is interesting, since researchers are not sure why good bacteria works.
Applying good bacteria seems to relieve the eczema symptoms
However, they suspected it might compete with bad bacteria and thus create a balance in the microbiome of the skin. Whenever eczema appears, there is an abundance of bad bacteria. If you add as much good bacteria, the microbiome gradually starts functioning a lot closer to normal. The changes it suffers relieve patients of 50 percent of their unpleasant symptoms.
To relieve the symptoms, researchers created a solution containing Roseomonas mucosa and some sugar. However, adding it in skin lotions might actually worsen eczema symptoms. Certain products present in skin creams might inhibit the development of good bacteria, which is bad news for the skin condition.
The source of good bacteria is tricky as well. All types of skin produce Roseomonas mucosa. However, if you take it from a person with eczema, it might favorize irritation. You can make skin healthier only if you collect it from people with no skin conditions.
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