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CBD as a Treatment for Eczema

CBD as a Treatment for Eczema

It’s no secret that CBD can be found in a vast array of beauty and skincare products claiming to treat or relieve skin conditions. But how effective is it at relieving eczema? We take a deep dive into the compound’s potential as an aid for eczema sufferers.

What is eczema?

Before we examine CBD’s potential as a treatment option, we first need to ascertain exactly what eczema is. Eczema, sometimes referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that exhibits symptoms such as itchy and inflamed patches. The severity of eczema can vary greatly from person to person. Some may experience a slight itch, whereas others find symptoms extremely uncomfortable to the point of being debilitating. While more common in young children, eczema can affect people of any age.

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, but numerous other forms exist. Contact dermatitis is another form, brought on by coming into contact with irritants and often resulting in redness and itching. Dyshidrotic dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis are also common forms of eczema with different symptoms.

CBD for eczema

While over-the-counter and prescription creams and medications are certainly viable ways of dealing with eczema, many are turning to CBD-infused products as a means of relieving their symptoms. CBD (cannabidiol), derived from hemp, has gained traction for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential, making it a sought-after treatment for skin conditions, including eczema.

Given the existence of the endocannabinoid system in the skin, and CBD’s potential skin-soothing qualities, the compound makes an ideal ingredient in topical creams and lotions designed to treat eczema symptoms. One such product is Zemadol from Cibdol, specifically formulated to support the recovery of irritated and dry skin caused by atopic dermatitis.

As ongoing research determines CBD’s effectiveness in treating eczema, users can harness its holistic effects to improve quality of life and general well-being. Whether through topical creams or oral consumption, CBD offers a promising future for eczema sufferers seeking relief.

Sources

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