I’ve had eczema as far as i can remember (22 now) and i’ve been using mometasone fuorate (elomet) for the flare ups.
It might seem irrelevant but i’ve been interning at a malaria research unit for 9 months now and so I had to read plenty of malaria research there. An interesting topic of research is the so called “asymptomatic infection”. This happens when a person infected by malaria so many times that that persons immunity becomes so experienced that the malaria infection is suppressed (but still there) and symptoms are absent
I think that another way to achieve asymptomatic infections is to let the infection “run to completion” meaning to just wait it out and deal with symptoms instead of the infection, which was the case entirely before the advent of anti-malarial drugs.
Now with regards to eczema, I have never had flare ups last for long because I’d just use topical steroids. I wonder if I let flare ups continue for weeks or months if they would disappear because i don't think the body can maintain a flare up for weeks on end and would trigger some kind of anti-inflammatory control that makes the flare ups disappear...
This is purely just speculation of course but Im very curious as to what would happen if you stopped the topical steroid and just let it run to completion either weeks or months? Has anyone ever tried something similar if so please share. I’ve been doing it for 4 days and there are flare ups all over but i’m determined to see this through.