‘Leaky Skin’ May Cause Eczema – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

“The cause of eczema was once pinned on the uppermost layer of skin, but a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reveals that a second skin barrier consisting of cell-to-cell connections is also faulty in eczema patients and may play a role in the development of the disease.”

“Dr. Michele S. Green notes that “People with eczema and psoriasis are more prone to staph infections because the epidermis is damaged and microbes can enter more easily,” as she told Aol Health. The change in seasons can cause an eczema flare-up. ‘’Eczema is dry skin to the max — almost 25 percent of my patients come to”

me because of it.” Dr. Green describes this condition and how best to proceed with treatment here http://www.michelegreenmd.com/medical/eczema .

http://www.michelegreenmd.com/articles/aol_eczemacause.pdf