My understanding of conditions such as eczema, asthma and all sorts of allergies is that they arise due to an over active and over sensitive immune system, very much the opposite of a weak immune system. This is why one has to take steroids and anti-histamines to treat these conditions as these type of medication slow down the immune system.Hi.I have eczema.Is the deterioration of disease related to weak immune system.If so,why activation of immune system results in histamine release,itching,tissue damage.Thank you for your responses.
I have eczema too and it's been almost one year already. I went to a dermatologist and he gave a cream and antihistamine. He told me to avoid chicken and seafood for 2 weeks. Itchiness and soreness went away for 1-2 weeks. But the marks are still there and never fade. After some time, it is getting itchy again so I have to put some cream over it. It goes away but i guess it triggers when I eat something. So I suggest we have to consult a specialist to identify the reason for it. They will check as to where we are allergic to.My doctor won't refer me to an Immunologists. He keeps insisting on using cortisones. I have been using them for a good three years and they only calm the dryness. It hasn't taken it away. Should I keep going with this cream (E45 to a bunch of other long names) or go to an immunologist? (I also have a suspicion that I am allergic to animal fur, soap only makes it worse)