While we know that inflammation results from injury as part of the body’s response to protect and heal itself, we also know inflammation can have negative effects as well.
Inflammatory skin conditions affect more than 35 million annually in the U.S, costing over $2 billion in treatment measures, and they are the most common type of dermatological problem.
Skin inflammation is usually categorized as being “acute” or “chronic.” Acute inflammation is usually caused by exposure to UV rays, allergens, or chemical irritants, and usually goes away within a few weeks without leaving much tissue damage.
Chronic inflammation comes from a long-term inflammatory response from within the skin, and can cause on-going and serious tissue damage.
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