Both Eczema and Asthma are very common conditions that affect children and adults. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that appears in the form of red, patches that are itchy and uncomfortable. Since there is no established cure for eczema, symptoms are typically managed through the use of topicals and creams, however they are not effective for everyone at maintaining symptoms and stopping eczema from spreading. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that impacts the airways, causing them to narrow and inflame. Asthma causes episodes of breathing difficulty,chest tightness, coughing, and weezing. An inhaler is needed during these episodes to suppress symptoms and restore the ability to breathe.
For patients suffering from either eczema or asthma, and are having trouble managing their symptoms, we here at Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinic can help. We now offer new and innovative biologic therapy, also known as biologics, for improving both eczema and asthma.
What is Biologics?
Biologics are a new and revolutionary advancement in the medical community for effectively treating asthma, eczema, and other medical conditions. Biologics are composed of living cells, which are typically animal or human proteins.. These proteins work to target and treat inflammation caused by the immune system. The immune system is designed to protect your body from harmful invaders through processes like inflammation. When your body mistakenly attacks its own tissue, it causes chronic inflammation. Biologics is considered a target therapy because it reacts to specific points of your body’s immune response. They can search for and identify certain proteins that trigger the excessive inflammatory response. This works to minimize inflammation, or prevent it all together. This revolutionary form of treatment effectively treats symptoms of both eczema and asthma by addressing it at the root cause.
There are many benefits that Biologics can provide patients suffering from asthma and eczema. It is effective at addressing biological responses within the immune system which are the cause of both conditions. For appropriate patients who have had no success with alternative treatment methods, Biologics can drastically improve their overall quality of life. Biologic Therapy can serve as a treatment for greatly decreasing symptoms, while also eliminating the use of toxic medications.
If you are struggling with either asthma or eczema, and are having difficulty managing your symptoms, reach out to us here at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic to find out if you are a candidate for Biologics. Contact us today and schedule your consultation towards improved well-being!