HOW CAN CBD HELP WITH ECZEMA
1 in every 10 people (majority children) suffer from some sort of eczema, which is a way to describe several types of skin conditions. It is characterized by by a lot of inflammation, severe itching, and dryness, people who suffer from eczema are often given some sort of steroid cream as a way to help treat the skin condition but in many cases, it doesn't work or it leaves that individual with some serious side effects.
Lotions, salves, and balms that are made with CBD hemp oil are all used by thousands of people with all types of skin conditions including daily skin care treatment. Let's find out exactly what eczema is, how it affects people, and see if CBD hemp oil topical's can help those who suffer from eczema flare-ups.
BENEFITS OF USING CBD FOR ECZEMA
The National Eczema Association (NEA) states that the anti-inflammatory, anti-itch qualities and antimicrobial of cannabis based products all can help relief to some eczema sufferers. According to the association, another big benefit of CBD is the ability to help regulate and manage staphylococcus aureus which is a bacteria that is present in eczema and causes pimples that often make your condition worse.
Treatments that will help control the proliferation of the bacteria is known to provide relief from the itchy skin and flare-ups. Based off of actual human studies, in 2003 researchers found CBD to be effective for preventing inflammation and edema, suggesting it can be used for anti-inflammatory treatments for your skin. In 2008, a clinical trial found 58.6 percent of close to 2500 patients with atopic eczema observed significant reductions in skin redness, itching, scaling, and thickening following regular topical CBD cream treatments. Additionally 38.3 percent of those patients experienced a complete resolution of being itchy. A 2017 review concluded that cannabinoids are very effective for treating a variety of skin conditions including eczema.
WHAT EXACTLY IS ECZEMA?
Eczema is a term that best describes a group of medical conditions that that causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed. The clinical term for eczema is "atopic dermatitis" and it's a skin condition where itchy, red rashes occur. Eczema could be developed at any age but is found to be mostly common in children. The rashes tend to develop inside the elbows, behind the knees, on the hands and feet, and on the face.
Eczema can be very painful and to state the obvious, it can be really inconvenient for personal hygiene and appearances. The appearance of the rashes may vary from person to person and could feature red to brownish gray patches, crusted over skin, cracked and scaly skin, and raised bumps. The itchiness from eczema can at sometimes be very severe. Scratching the skin can worsen the rash and causing it to become more sensitive, swollen, and raw as histamines are released in response.
Since children are more afflicted with it adds another dimension to eczema. It is one thing for an adult to have the red rash on their face but it is another thing for a child as kids don't have much willpower as adults to avoid the urge of scratching the rashy flare-ups. Usually in the summertime with friends or family, when at the beach or pools, swimsuit activities may become a crazy nightmare for kids if unsightly, painful rashes cover up their body. In order to help soothe the pain, itch, and appearance, portable options should be needed. It may be a little embarrassing if the rashes appear all over the body.
THE CAUSES OF ECZEMA
The cause of eczema is still unknown but it is likely due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Heat, sweat, stress, humidity changes, certain soaps/detergents, special fabrics, air pollution, and the consumption of eggs, milk, fish, soybeans, peanuts, and wheat have been shown to make symptoms worsen.
Eczema is a very long lasting skin disease that has no cure. However, new breakouts can be prevented and also itching relief provided with medicated creams or ointments. Corticosteroid ointments or creams help control the itching and inflammation and the avoidance of harsh soaps and other irritants can help manage the symptoms. It's very important to choose products that contain less chemicals and more natural components.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CBD
Researchers have found no significant side effects on the central nervous system, vital signs, or mood. Even among people who used a higher dosage amount. The most common side effect of CBD was feeling sleepy. Some people also reported having a case of diarrhea and small changes in their weight and appetite.
Research has shown that CBD may only help in soothing a few skin conditions including eczema. Cannabinoids have immunosuppressive properties which a lot believe can make them helpful in the caring of inflammation skin issues.
The endocannabonoids (ECS) plays an important role in several skin regulatory functions. Researchers believe that the skin conditions like eczema develop when there is an imbalance in the ECS. The cannabinoids found in cannabis can help mediate disruptions in the ECS by interacting with cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 which is found in abundance on the nerve fibers and cells of the skin. Through these interactions with the CB receptors, cannabinoids are thought to be able to help with skin pain, itching and inflammation.
APPLICATIONS TO USE FOR ECZEMA
If you're suffering from eczema or caring for someone who has the skin condition can be very embarrassing, frustrating, and a painful process. If you have made the decision to tryout a CBD topical product for yourself or your child's skin issues, including eczema, here are a few things to keep in mind.
- Make sure you're using a topical that has been infused with CBD and is free of alcohols and impurities. Lotions, balms, moisturizers, and salves made with CBD oil fits in this category.
- Apply the topical directly to all the itchy areas is the best way, as it will be easily absorbed into your skin and immediately begin to work. Some people also supplement their topical treatment by consuming CBD orally, which of course ain't a bad idea.