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Can CBD Reduce Eczema Caused By Stress?

Are you tired of dealing with skin conditions such as eczema? Then perhaps CBD could hold the solution to your problem!

There are millions of people around the world that are affected by mental health conditions, so never think that you’re the only one going through something and struggling. In both our professional and personal lives, it is challenging to avoid encountering stressful situations.

In normal circumstances, stress can be beneficial. It helps us to stay on task, focused, and also alert. The problems begin to arise when you leave high-stress levels unchecked. Stress can snowball into a variety of other mentally draining conditions.

In the following article, we’ll take a look at how cannabidiol could potentially help with stress induces eczema. The first step in dealing with any stress-related issues is talking about it with someone. This could be a loved one, friend, doctor, or counselor.

Once stress starts to manifest in physical symptoms, it’s already reached a level where it’s extremely hard to deal with. The World Health Organization commissioned a report that outlined several different ways that people could help manage their stress, including community-based healthcare programs and medications.

 

What is stress, and what are some of the causes behind it?

Unfortunately, there is no magic cure or pill that fixes stress for everyone. Things like a change in work circumstances may lead to pressure for one person but not worry about someone else at all. Being honest with yourself is a big part of learning how to manage your stress. A simple solution could be to get rid of whatever is causing you the first place. However, this natural solution is often not possible in many situations.

 

How does stress lead to eczema?

Psychologically stress can lead to anxiety, depression, and a lack of motivation. Physically it can lead to stomach problems, tension, headaches, and skin conditions such as eczema. An overactive immune system causes eczema or dermatitis. Due to either an external or internal agent, our immune system can trigger excessive inflammation, which results in red, flaky, itchy, and painful patches of skin. These patches usually manifest on the hands, feet, ankles, elbows, and face.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to determine what causes this response by our body and there is no cure yet.

One way that we can help to combat eczema is by managing the problems that cause our immune system to go into overdrive. When you identify what’s triggering the response, you can work on effective ways to reduce or eliminate it. Hopefully, this will help to control the outbreaks.

In one study that was jointly conducted by a variety of leading universities, ‘psychological stress is a significant contributor to atopical dermatitis through its direct and indirect effects on the immune response.’

 

What does the research say about CBD and eczema?

While it’s easy to say remove the problem triggering eczema and you’ll solve the problem, that’s not always a solution for everyone. However, there has been some exciting news which was published by La Clinica Terapeutica. The study looked at the effectiveness of cannabidiol ointment that was applied to severe skin diseases.

Twenty-five patients involved in the study were asked to apply topical cannabidiol ointment to their affected skin areas twice per day for up to three months. Utilizing the data from the skin evaluations, questionnaires, and also photos, ‘results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters.’ They also added that ‘no irritant or allergic reactions were documented during the treatment period.’

We still have a lot to learn about both the underlying causes of eczema and also cannabidiol (CBD). Unfortunately, there is no one magic cure to fix eczema in everyone. We still have to wait for more clinical trials on whether or not CBD could be a potential treatment for eczema and other skin conditions. It’s essential to speak with your doctor or healthcare professional before starting or ceasing any new medications.

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