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Can CBD Oil Treat and Cure Eczema? - Facts You Need To Know

Eczema. Another one of those skin conditions that aren’t deadly but are sure as hell irritating.

This dry and itchy skin disease happens to victimise millions of people throughout the world.

The bad news is; it is an underfunded disease that needs to be taken very seriously.

Although eczema is not a common skin condition but, if you’re its victim, we know how frustrating it can be to deal with it since there is no ‘cure it all’ for this problem yet.

Medical experts are still figuring out on how to counter it effectively.

It’s a known fact that skin conditions like eczema can lower self-esteem and confidence ‒ making you unable to feel comfortable within your own skin. This is why you’re here.

You’re here to find a solution to this very problem you’re facing. And maybe, CBD can help.

So, in this article, we’re going to figure out whether it’s a good idea to invest in CBD products if you have eczema, and what science tells us about CBD and its effects on this skin disorder.

Let’s get started:

What is Eczema?

If you are trying to figure out whether you have eczema or not, it’s a good idea to know what eczema really is. In simple words, eczema, aka atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder that causes your skin to dry and makes it itchy. We do not know what is the root cause of eczema but medical experts have suggested that it can be our immune system’s abnormal functionality.

Because of the itchiness, you get an irresistible urge to scratch the affected surface of the skin, which can cause rashes, bleeding, blisters and a rapid spread of eczema that you don’t want to experience. Other symptoms of this stressful disease include:

  • Severe itchiness at night
  • Raised bumps, filled with clear fluid.
  • Irritated patches of skin (often red in colour)
  • Cracked, thick or scaly skin (if left untreated for a long time)

Some studies suggest that eczema has affected as many as 20% children and 3% adults worldwide. Although there are treatments that can prevent eczema from spreading (like topical steroids), they come packed with their own treat of inevitable side effects.

For example, it is a studied and proven that reaction from topical creams like corticosteroids to cause acne, atrophy, skin pigmentation, skin thinning, delayed healing, and affecting other adrenal functions of our body that can become a problem in the long run.

The best treatment for eczema we’ve found so far, are moisturising skin lotions (or creams).

This is because they help suppress the itchiness, which is the main symptom that causes you to scratch and spread this disease even further. In the end, we’ve learned that by alleviating the symptoms that eczema has, you can definitely lower the risk of it getting severe and critical.

Now, let’s get to the main point:

Can CBD Help Eczema?

As we’ve told our beloved readers again and again, CBD is still a newborn baby in the world of science. There is a need of further research to be confident on how CBD can help eczema patients. But, by digging a little deep into other researches on CBD and how it affects our bodily functions, we can determine whether CBD might work against eczema or not.

And here is what we found:

Since CBD plays a major role in taking good care of our endocannabinoid system (the one that basically allows our brain to control how our body works), it wouldn’t be a lie if we said CBD might work against eczema. This research strongly suggests that CBD is a good candidate for treating diseases that cause inflammation. Eczema is one of those diseases.

Plus, CBD is also a good catalyst that promotes and regulates epidermal barrier functioning, which is something that stops diseases from penetrating our body; diseases similar to eczema.

So, if CBD really does what research claim, we can be optimistic about how it can stop eczema from spreading, and may even allow the body to counter this skin disease naturally.

We should also tell you that there is some research that suggests that CBD is a great helping hand when it comes to regulating natural skin processes that keep our skin healthy and optimal.

The best part is, CBD has no side effects, not even in the long-run.

People,using CBD, have shown no adverse effects of using it ‒ both topically and orally. So, it’s safe to say that you can use CBD without worrying about anything else going wrong.

 But, again, we have to tell you that there is a lot of research that needs to be taken care of before authorities like FDA can approve CBD based treatments for eczema.

So, if you are optimist about CBD taking good care of your skin problem, then we strongly recommend you to consult it with your dermatologist first before buying any CBD product.

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Final Verdict

As much as we love how CBD is revolutionising the way pharmaceutical industry sees natural herbs, we know there is still a lot of research that needs to be done before CBD can break the barriers of ‘doubt’ and allow experts to realise what a miraculous thing they’ve discovered.

It’s up to you whether you want to wait years for research to arrive and confirm that CBD works great against eczema or try it yourself.

Either way, it's unlikely you will experience any negative side effects that you may be concerned about.

 

So what are your thoughts on CBD for eczema? Would you be willing to try it out on your own or would you want to wait until there is more scientific support to back up CBD's health claims?

If you have had success with using a CBD product we would love to hear about it in our comments section below. We also encourage you to share our article with any loved ones who may be suffering from eczema.

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