For a long time it was believed that children's eczema is well treated with probiotics. However, the results of recent studies have shown that they not only do not help but even can harm the health of the child.
Eczema - acute or chronic non-inflammatory recurrent inflammatory skin disease, which is a rash, burning sensation, itching and redness. This is a fairly common disease that affects about 20% of the Earth's population. Especially it is inclined to children. Eczema is not contagious, but it delivers a lot of inconveniences to the patient. Scientists believe that eczema is a reaction of the body's immune system to allergens. Many specialists prescribe corticosteroids with this disease and recommend to constantly moisten the air in the patient's room. Also widely used antihistamines.
However, at the moment, there is no definite scheme of eczema treatment. Previously, it was noticed that probiotic supplements sometimes relieve the condition of patients. Profit - non-pathogenic bacteria for a person, which help restore normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract and purify it from harmful microorganisms. They are found in many foods such as yogurt, unpasteurized milk, yeast, and baby food.
Parents are abnormally reliably probiotics, since they are natural and do not harm the body. In addition, they help with diarrhea and bloating, which often occur after taking antibiotics. However, no positive results of such treatment were seen before.
Profit and eczema
For five years, scientists have studied the effects of probiotics on the human body. The study was attended by children with eczema at the age of 1 month to 13 years. In 46 cases, probiotics were the culprits of various bowel infections and damage to its tissues. Serious exacerbations occurred in patients who, in addition to eczema, were diagnosed with pancreatitis.
Thus, consumption of probiotics is not so safe for the digestive tract as previously thought. Scientists believe that they should be consumed in moderate amounts and only healthy people.