Could Microbiome Transplants Be the Answer To Treating Eczema?

NewScientist posted an article highlighting microbiome, which is a hot buzz word and could officially be the answer to helping treat eczema.

“Understanding how the interaction between S. aureus and the skin barrier worsens atopic dermatitis may provide the rationale for future therapeutic intervention.” ~ Richard Gallo at the University of California

Here are some fast facts:

  • Eczema patients have a higher percentage of Staphylococcus aureus on the skin.
  • Our immune systems lack the proper protection and cells that normal skin barrier has.
  • Due to this S. aureus spreads.
  • Quorum Sensing – bacterial cells communicate releasing damaging toxins and enzymes
  • This causes significant damage to the skin barrier and allows for them to take a stronghold
  • Bacterial diversity on the skin helps the skin inflammation that is caused by S. aureus – yet this diverse bacteria something those with eczema lack

Source: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2201439-eczema-associated-bacteria-may-be-kept-in-check-by-a-different-microbe/

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