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Why does the immune system react against skin in eczema?

Posted 20/06/2016 - By Harley Farmer

Why does the immune system react against skin in eczema? 

It’s a fair question as the red, itchy, inflammation of eczema is obviously an immune reaction and it’s definitely in the skin.

It’s worth considering a fact on the way to answering the question.  The immune system develops a ‘memory’ and once it has learned to react against something you can expect it to keep doing that. If the immune system is reacting against the skin it will continue to do so.

Yet two relevant points come to mind:

  1. For the vast majority of people with eczema the inflammation is only in certain patches of skin with the remainder of the skin being normal. Is the immune system selectively ignoring the good bits of skin?
  2. For those many people who’ve ended their eczema using our approach the inflammation goes completely even though the immune system and skin remain. Has the immune system forgotten about skin?

Both situations might induce you to wonder whether the immune system’s ‘memory’ is actually targeting skin or something else?

The immune system is obviously reacting against something yet the two points allow us to appreciate the target could be IN the skin rather than the skin itself?

The inflammation in eczema begins as an irritant-type reaction and over time an allergic-type reaction is added. You then have two types of inflammation happening at the same time in the same place. This distinction is probably irrelevant to the person with itchy red patches of eczema skin. Yet to someone like me who is showing people how to end eczema the distinction is vital.

If you have never heard your current eczema advisors mention this distinction you might ask whether they truly understand eczema? Those who fail to understand it are unlikely to be able to end it, which might help explain why they prefer to manage it.

The answer to the opening question lies in explaining that the immune system doesn’t react against the skin. It reacts against something IN the skin and when that something is removed the inflammation stops and the skin heals itself. The immune system is still there and it’s ‘memory’ remains fully primed ready for immediate action should the something return. The skin and the immune system settle into the quiet coexisting balance nature intended.

What may have been IN the skin leading to all that eczema misery?

The clue lies in what is applied to areas of eczema. For an immediate answer watch the short videos on www.execzema.org where I reveal the most common culprit. There is no shop and you won’t be asked for any money; the vital clue is shared free of charge as part of my global campaign to make eczema a thing of the past.

When you identify and remove the culprit you don’t need to dampen down the immune reaction with drugs. Remove the culprit and the skin can heal itself.

Visit execzema.org