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V. What causes AD?

1. Environmental Contamination Theory

Although it sounds logical, this alone does not explain the causes of AD. If this theory was the cause of AD, countries that are more polluted than Japan and Korea like China, and Indonesia should have more AD patients. Also, the formerly socialist and heavily polluted East Germany has less AD and asthma patients than the less polluted West Germany. The idea that pollution causes AD seems right, but does not fully explain every case. In reality, my clinic treats patients from the Gotoh Islands and Nagano highlands, where there is little pollution.

There are cases where patients who live near major roads suffer from worsening symptoms because of the emission gas, but recover once they move to the rural countryside where the air is clean. The emission gases from Diesel cars contain diesel particulates which aid the production of IgE antibodies. Also, the effects of hormone-disturbing substances (Incretion disturbance substances) are very serious (I will elaborate about the later). However, focusing solely on pollution will make us overlook the most important factor in the cause of AD.

What you really need to look out for is doctors who claim the cause of AD is pollution. These doctors try to get away with their own failed treatment by saying that their patients live in a bad location. As a result, patients are forced to continue using steroid ointments while they live in a polluted area. You should not fall for this trap, so be cautious.

2. Ticks and dust theory

These days, homeowners are increasingly using carpets and rugs or enclosing the rooms with aluminum sashes which have supposedly caused the increased growth of ticks. As a result, allergens such as Der1 and Der2, which both originate from tick feces, are being researched. It is true that these allergens can be the cause of AD. However, even when some patients completely renovate their houses by replacing the floors, well ventilating the rooms, and investing in expensive rugs that ticks don’t grow on, they still have the same AD symptoms. About 70% of all patients don’t improve even with these measures, and none of them completely recover.

Although cleanliness is a good thing, it does not correlate to AD prevention. In fact, extreme cleanliness is actually said to be harmful (which I will also explain later). Furthermore, I don’t endorse living in a tick-infested environment, but you should be cautious of unscrupulous businessmen who sell “tick-free” furniture at astronomical prices. What is worse is when doctors are accomplices to these schemes.

3. Pollen theory

In Japan during seasons where cedar pollen gets released, many patients suffer from worsening hay fever and AD symptoms. There is some correlation between the two, but 80% of AD patients showed no connection to pollination season. Also, this theory does not explain why AD patients are increasing in Korea, which doesn’t have much cedar pollen.

4. Sick House Syndrome Theory

In new buildings, the walls, floor, and columns have many coats of different organic solvents. These become allergens, which cause many residents to experience allergic reactions. Although this can be a factor of the overall cause, it does not explain, for example, how people living in old houses still get AD. Most patients develop AD even before they move to a new residence.

5. Trans-Dermal Toxin Theory

Some speculate that harmful substances from shampoo, conditioner, soap, detergent, cosmetics, and hair dye go through the skin and into the body without having the liver metabolizing it, which accumulates, becomes allergens, and then cause AD. Synthetic surfactants are especially harmful, and are said to spread and worsen AD symptoms. This theory is somewhat correct, since many synthetic surfactants have estrogenic activity, and worsen allergic reactions by disturbing the balance of lymph cells, Th1 and Th2. However, this theory does not explain every case, and I have seen many cases explained as follows:

When I ask patients who dye their hair whether their condition worsened after they dyed it, most of them say that they had AD before they dyed their hair and that the time they dyed their hair had nothing to do with their symptoms. If trans-dermal toxins were the main cause of AD, hair dye, the strongest trans-dermal toxin, would have to worsen the AD symptoms. Some say that the effects of trans-dermal toxins don’t come immediately, and that the symptoms start to show up after several times of dying. However, hair dying has been popular for more than 10 years, and now 60% of all women have dyed their hair. Also, men tend to not dye their hair, and yet the gender ratio of AD patients is very balanced. Toddlers, elementary, and junior high school students do not dye their hair, but the number of AD patients is still increasing.

It is true that trans-dermal toxins will harm the body; it may even be the cause of cancer. It is necessary to avoid trans-dermal toxins to improve AD symptoms, but the reality is, there is a bigger cause to AD, and to say that toxins are the main cause of AD will overcloud the real cause.

Those who advocate the trans-dermal toxin theory are in the pharmaceutical science field and are not actual doctors, and thus do not see actual AD patients. Despite this they tell people to stop using steroidal ointments because they are “dangerous”, which, of course, is completely false. These people do not examine and care about patients who can’t get employed, find love, and stop scratching their torn-up skin; they do not know the reality of how to treat AD or the condition patients are in. You should keep in mind that although trans-dermal toxins should definitely be avoided, avoiding them will not help improve symptoms at all. That is the reality.

So what is the main cause of AD? It is “oil and excess protein”, and “the predominance of Th2 lymph cells over Th1 lymph cells”.
These two are the major causes, and alleviating these two conditions will lead the full recovery from AD.

This is information obtained from Dr. Makise’s having cured atopic dermatitis of 40,000 people or more in total and the latest and highest atopic dermatitis treatment. But this is provided for information only. No action should be taken based solely on the contents of this website; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating their health. Readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries. Dr. Makise is not responsible for errors or omissions.
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