Did you know that 31.6 million Americans have symptoms of eczema? Or that around 20% of children worldwide suffer from eczema?
Those numbers will soon be going down because the cure of this rash-y skin condition is almost here! According to Yahoo! News, Newcastle University has found that a missing protein called filaggrin is responsible for the itchy, red, and painful condition.
Nick Reynolds, Professor of Dermatology at Newcastle University said, “We have shown for the first time that loss of the filaggrin protein alone is sufficient to alter key proteins and pathways involved in triggering eczema. This research reinforces the importance of filaggrin deficiency leading to problems with the barrier function in the skin and predisposing someone to eczema.”
Researchers and dermatologists are currently working on drugs that will give you the protein boost needed to prevent and stop eczema.