Doctors have proposed a new way to treat atopic dermatitis
Topics: Research, Beauty and Health
According to Medical Express, the University of California School of Medicine has identified a universal strain of bacteria derived from healthy human skin that can cure atopic dermatitis. Experts investigated the safety and mechanisms of action of these bacteria (tests on animals and the 1st phase of clinical trials have already been carried out).
Two-thirds of the 54-person clinical trial participants reported improved symptoms, and tests showed a reduction in the population of the dangerous pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus, on the skin. They complained less about itching and inflammation, and there were no side effects. More than 8000 isolates of staphylococcal bacteria obtained from the skin of healthy people were tested. Scientists have identified several strains that inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that aggravates the course of skin diseases.
After numerous checks, a single bacterial strain, called Staphylococcus hominis A9, was identified that was uniquely suitable for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. For example, this strain almost completely cured mice with dermatitis (lotion with Staphylococcus hominis was applied to the skin 2 times a day for 3 days).