According to a dermatological study, it looks like CBD products can help with certain types of rashes and the itchiness that comes with them. How exactly the cannabinoids work in treating itching is still unclear and should be clarified in further studies.
In the last few months, one hears again and again of interesting discoveries by various researchers and scientists regarding cannabinoids (CBD). After other CBD-oriented studies could already prove that CBD products are medically relevant in the treatment of acne, US researchers led by Dr. Robert Dellavalle, professor of dermatology at the University of Colorado Medical School at Aurora, in a new study suggest that cannabinoid drugs and even creams, lotions and ointments containing CBD help with certain types of rashes and the itchiness associated with them can.
By general definition, a rash is a visible or noticeable change in skin color or texture. Depending on the type of rash, the skin can be itchy, uneven, flaky, or irritated in other ways. In most cases, skin irritation or a rash is an inflammation, which can be for various reasons.
The anti-inflammatory property of CBD helps the skin
Since CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties have long been known, the researchers specialized in their study on the rashes caused by inflammation.
As the researchers report in the renowned Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, based on CBD’s well-known properties, it was concluded that drugs, creams, lotions, and ointments containing cannabinoids could also be effective against eczema, contact dermatitis, neurodermatitis, and psoriasis.
CBD cream helps against severe itching
Dr. Dellavalle sees excellent potential in the CBD treatment for itching in inflammation-based rashes. In the study, the research team found that eight out of 21 subjects who used a CBD cream twice a day for three consecutive weeks had their itching wholly gone.
It should be said that cannabinoids have long been observed to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pruritic properties, which go back to the first textbook in dermatology referred to the use of cannabis in medicine as a treatment for skin diseases.
CBD creams are over-the-counter, and anyone with itchy skin can see if the cannabinoids can also provide relief. However, you should find out exactly which CBD cream or ointment you want to purchase before buying. As the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns, manufacturers always give the wrong product label packaging. Specify the CBD content of the respective product. Also, there are increasing reports from the US Food and Drug Administration that some alleged CBD products have been shown to contain no CBD at all. So, distance yourself from dubious shops and strikingly cheap prices.