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7 Ways to Reduce Inflammation If You Have Eczema

An overreaction of the immune system to skin irritants and allergens causes eczema, a persistent inflammatory skin disorder. Complicating inflammatory processes in the body, factors such as stress, illnesses, and disturbed sleep may exacerbate eczema.

Eczema sufferers may have ongoing inflammation due to skin barrier failure and reactivity to stimuli. Allergens and other small particles trigger an overreaction in your immune system, which in turn generates inflammatory cytokines and causes you to itch.

The only way to alleviate or stop the progression of eczema symptoms, according to Dr. Amy Huang, a board-certified dermatologist at Medical Offices of Manhattan, is to lower inflammation in the body. Read the article