The sensation of itch is something everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. It's a natural response to various irritants, from insect bites to dry skin. But what happens when the urge to itch becomes relentless, causing discomfort and, in some cases, serious health problems?
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Researchers have found that using IL-15 to boost natural killer cell numbers in mice helps to combat eczema and could be a therapeutic strategy for patients.
A new study has identified how exposure to sunlight alleviates symptoms of eczema by triggering the release of a compound in the skin that dampens inflammation.
NIH-supported research suggests potential treatment strategy following the identification of single-gene mutations that lead to eczema.