Why use probiotics for eczema?
There are many different types of eczema, but the most common type is atopic dermatitis. Learning what causes this helps us understand why some people use probiotics to treat it.
Eczema and the immune system
Atopic dermatitis can be made worse by environmental factors and irritants, but these are not the cause. The cause is a faulty immune response, which prompts the skin to become inflamed, dry, and cracked.
As the cause is an immune response, people may ask how they can fix this. One avenue that people have explored is treatments that support a healthy immune system, such as probiotics.
Healthful bacteria and probiotics
The balance of bacteria in the digestive system is one factor that affects the immune system. The reason many people use probiotics is that they believe they increase healthful gut bacteria.
People who use probiotics for eczema believe they make the immune system stronger. They reason that by strengthening the immune system, people can combat the faulty immune response that causes eczema.
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