Eczema is a common skin condition that millions of people suffer from.
It’s annoyingly itchy, and can sometimes be painful.
But thankfully, it looks like there’s a cure just on the horizon.
For years, scientists have been puzzled by the triggers of eczema, but now it looks like they’ve finally discovered it!
This new research comes from Newcastle University, which offers hope of treatment, which targets the root cause, not just the symptoms.
Scientists discovered that most sufferers are missing a vital protein called filaggrin in their skin.
This is the main drive of this common skin condition, which affects one in ten adults.
Lead author Professor Nick Reynolds 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.’
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