For the treatment of eczema in both adults and children, topical Vitamin B12 is superior to emollients or moisturisers, and safer than steroid creams.
Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a chronic condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. It may effect both adults and children.
Generally speaking, treatment guidelines for eczema involve:
The problem with moisturisers is that they are often not sufficient to prevent the eczema from flaring up, and the problem with steroid creams is that they have a large array of potential side effects.
Studies have shown that topical vitamin B12 can successfully treat dermatitis in both adults and children. It is theorised that vitamin B12 causes a decrease in the production of nitric oxide—a pro-inflammatory chemical—in the middle layer of the skin, the dermis. In one randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled multi-centre clinical trial presented in the British Journal of Dermatology, the results documented: “a significant superiority of vitamin B12 cream in comparison with placebo with regard to the reduction of the extent and severity of atopic dermatitis”. It also demonstrated “a continuously progressive beneficial treatment effect throughout the 8 week treatment phase. It can therefore be postulated that treatment beyond 8 weeks would result in further alleviation of signs to the point of complete remission.” (British Journal of Dermatology 2004; 150: 977-983).
Considering the almost non-existent potential for any side effects, topical vitamin B12 is undeniably a product of choice for the treatment of eczema in both adults and children alike.
We have formulated a unique formula, containing only natural ingredients including squalene, avocado oil and Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin). It has been formulated to be intensely hydrating without leaving the skin oily.
As with all of our products, should you have any problems with the listed ingredients we are able to formulate the cream to your specifications.
Our Pink Magic Vitamin B12 Cream is available to purchase securely online through our BCP shop.
Please contact us with any questions that you may have.
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Can a compounding pharmacy help with migraines and headaches? Absolutely.
At Border Compounding pharmacy, our pharmacists can combine a number of ingredients and turn them into a gel that can be applied to the first 2 molars on the top gum. You can see from the diagram above this corresponds to the maxillary nerve. By telling this nerve to stop with the pain, you can get it to tell all the other ones in the trigeminal nerve meeting point to stop with the pain too.
The human skin microbiome has been established as being one of the master controls of dermal health. Most people are aware of the presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, but there are other types of organisms present on healthy skin. The biome consists of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and mites.
The main form of mites on the skin are Demodex mites. They reside in the pores of the skin devouring sebum and other dead skin material. There are numerous strains of Demodex mites which vary according to the location they are found. In healthy skin at normal levels, demodex mites appear to release various substances known as immune reactive lipases, which may protect against S.Aureus and S.Pyogenes. Generally, demodex mites are innocuous and inconspicuous - even when their population is excessive. However, in the presence of increased lipid or sebum production or in instances of dermal immunosuppression, demodex mites flourish and start to release inflammatory chemicals. This is believed to be the basis for the inflammation and secondary bacterial infections associated with rosacea and perioral dermatitis.
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