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A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars

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  • 1 Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena – Second Opinion Medical Network, Modena (MO), Italy.
  • PMID: 30993303
  • DOI: 10.7417/CT.2019.2116

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A therapeutic effect of cbd-enriched ointment in inflammatory skin diseases and cutaneous scars

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Affiliation

  • 1 Department of General Surgery and Surgical Specialties, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Medical School, Surgical Clinic, Modena – Second Opinion Medical Network, Modena (MO), Italy.
  • PMID: 30993303
  • DOI: 10.7417/CT.2019.2116

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the therapeutic effect of CBD-ointment administered on severe skin chronic diseases and/or on their outcome scars.

Methods: A spontaneous, anecdotal, retrospective study of 20 patients with two most frequent skin disorders: psoriasis (n: 5 patients), atopic dermatitis (n: 5) and resulting outcome scars (n: 10). The subjects were instructed to administer topical CBD-enriched ointment to lesioned skin areas twice daily for three months treatment.

Results: Based on skin evaluations (hydration, TEWL, elasticity), clinical questionnaires (SCORAD, ADI, PASI), and supported by photographic data and investigators’ clinical assessment, the results showed that topical treatment with CBD-enriched ointment significantly improved the skin parameters, the symptoms and also the PASI index score. No irritant or allergic reactions were documented during the period treatment.

Conclusions: The topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative for improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background.

Keywords: CBD; Ointment; Quality of life; Skin.

The topical administration of CBD ointment, without any THC, is a safe and effective non-invasive alternative for improve the quality of life in patients with some skin disorders, especially on inflammatory background.

CBD Oil For Eczema: Your Questions Answered

Everyone is on the lookout for a miracle cure for everything aren’t they? A magic pill for every ill. It is this powerful idea that fuels the pharmaceutical industry. In fact, it drives them ever onwards to make normal life experiences into a medical problem.

Had a bereavement and feeling awful? Well, not only is there a whole variety of pills for this but if the trauma of this has caused your blood pressure to rise, but we can give you something for that too. There is a complete failure, and in some cases, an absolute determination, not to recognise this moment of your life as a normal phase that will pass.

Going through the menopause? Yes, we have plenty of things for that and the list goes on and on.

Unfortunately, in 15 years working as an osteopath, I have yet to stumble across any pharmaceutical drug that brings the taker of it good health. In fact, I have seen pharmaceutical cocktails rob people of their quality of life and ruin their days.

I once had a very sick patient who was taking 17 different drugs every day. It was the drugs making her sick. I explained to her that if I, a relatively fit chap, took those 17 drugs I would become sick. So if they make a fit man sick, how on earth are they going to make a sick person well?

Sadly, the chances are you will see the pusher (for that is what the medical system is rapidly becoming in too many instances) of these drugs would probably disparage a gentle therapy such as reflexology or homoeopathy whilst busily poisoning their own patients!

However, I have taken a long hard look at CBD oil, or in the case of CBD One what I prefer to call cannabis oil since the CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of many cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in our products.

There are still plenty of people who think CBD is a scam or a gimmick and I have much sympathy for this viewpoint. Why? Well because, sadly, there is no regulation and there are thousands of unscrupulous sellers of CBD products with no CBD in them or cheap, rancid products that do nothing to help anyone except for filling the pockets of the sellers.

Because of this, there is an unfortunate reputation attached to much CBD on the market, much of it rightly earned.

However, I am pleased to say that if you manage to find a well-run brand and product like the one we have here then much of what the world is raving about starts to make sense.

We are run and owned by a health professional, that’s me, Nick the osteopath. In my work, I spend my days doing my utmost to show people how to be healthy. The road to good health is not a complicated one but the path has been blurred by food processing companies, big pharma, a disjointed and childlike (in its view of the body and illness) medical system and many other factors such as our insane desire for convenience.

An example of this is that I have lost count of the number of times I get asked if my health food shop sells something to help people lose weight. My answer to this is that, more often than not there is no shortcut and the asker of the question knows the answer already – do not eat as much food as you currently do! Yes, it is a revolutionary diet called the eat less diet!

Weight loss is generally achieved with a combination of 80% food and 20% exercise.

This drive for convenience is harming us, our communities and our environment and another area where I see this is in the treatment of eczema.

The basic medical response is simplistic which is to take a steroid cream of some form. The lack of any logic in doing this is astounding. The eczema itself was not caused by a lack of steroid on or in the person’s body. It is not the absence of steroids that is causing the problem in the first place.

However, this is a quick and easy response and there are times when it appears to, temporarily, work. Yet long term use of this type of cream actually damages the skin and can cause horrific withdrawal symptoms that can drive people to depression and even suicidal thoughts.

Our medical system is under so much pressure that the line of least resistance is taken far too often leading to people being sent away with a variety of chemicals, lotions and potions that have just as much chance of causing more harm as they do of fixing you.

So with eczema, as with most health problems, a more nuanced and logical approach is needed.

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Everyone is on the lookout for a miracle cure for everything aren’t they? But what about using CBD Oil for Eczema? Let's take a closer look.