Thousands of people suffer from atopic dermatitis, which is a poison. But Swiss scientists have found a way to stop this insidious disease.
The study was conducted by scientists from the University of Zurich. They carefully studied Malassezia fungus (Malassezia) that lives in the upper layers of the epidermis of almost all people and in certain conditions causes dandruff, seborrheic and atopic dermatitis, folliculitis and pityriasis versicolor even.
As explained by the authors of the study, dermatitis and most skin diseases occur on the skin due to the fact that the fungus Malassezia causes the immune system to produce the cytokine interleukin-17. In the case where cytokines are synthesized with the violation, the fungus takes over and begins to actively proliferate. Therefore occur on the skin dandruff, dryness, plaques and eruptions.
Unfortunately, to defeat the disease does not succeed. You can only relieve the itching special ointments, shampoos and antihistamines. However, scientists from Switzerland have offered to treat dermatitis antibodies. Exactly they are successfully used to help people with psoriasis.
Scientists believe that the antibodies will help to stabilize the production of interleukin-17. New method going to try. In addition, researchers do not leave attempt to solve what is broken the protective mechanisms that lead to development of dermatitis.