CBD Oil and Eczema

Dry, sore, cracked, itchy, inflame, and red skin is typical for people with eczema (atopic dermatitis). The condition is most common with the elderly and children (one in five children is affected). Different types of eczema are usually treated with chemicals – over-the-counter topical creams, ointment, moisturisers, even steroid creams. These are meant to alleviate the symptoms and reduce itchiness. However, as more and more people are against using chemicals on their skin, CBD oil imposes as an alternative. 

CBD Oil and Eczema
CBD Oil and Eczema

Dry, sore, cracked, itchy, inflame, and red skin is typical for people with eczema (atopic dermatitis). The condition is most common with the elderly and children (one in five children is affected). Different types of eczema are usually treated with chemicals – over-the-counter topical creams, ointment, moisturisers, even steroid creams. These are meant to alleviate the symptoms and reduce itchiness. However, as more and more people are against using chemicals on their skin, CBD oil imposes as an alternative. 

How does CBD oil interact with the body?

Skin, the largest organ in the human body that has a protective function, regulates your body temperature and makes it possible to react to hot and cold sensations, contain cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), that are crucial for the endocannabinoid system (ECS). CB1 receptors are present in the brain, nervous system, liver, kidneys, and lungs. CB2 receptors can be found in the gastrointestinal system, spleen, and the cells in the immune system. The ECS system relies on the endocannabinoids with maintaining the state of homeostasis in the body. Enzymes, besides CB1 and CB2 receptors, breakdown the CBD oil in the organism, so the body and the bloodstream absorb it easier.

How do I take CBD?

The most effective way of using CBD is orally. CBD for eczema is taken as capsules, gummies, or mixed with food and beverages. Otherwise, topical creams are great for dry and itchy skin. When you are just starting off with the CBD treatment, go for the lowest dose possible. Increase over time until inflammation and discomfort caused by eczema reduce. CBD has no side effects and you can treat your condition with no worries, but still, it is still better to build up your dosage gradually.