Cheryl Lee MD Blog


  • The Role of Antihistamines in the Relief of Eczema Itching

    Atopic Dermatitis is the genetic form of eczema and is the result of many different factors defects in the skin barrier; lipid (or fat) deficiency in the skin barrier, an overly alkaline pH of the skin barrier (partially due to a lack of certain fatty ACIDS in the skin), a susceptibility to bacteria and yeast overgrowth (probably due to the overly elevated pH), faulty cell cycling (at least partially due to disrupted calcium gradients in the skin), an increased rate of allergic reactions to certain chemicals that are applied to the skin, AND an overly exuberant inflammatory reaction (at least partially due to overgrowth of bacteria and to reactions to chemicals applied to the skin).   View Post