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Medical Marijuana and Epidermolysis Bullosa

Epidermolysis bullosa is an inherited connective tissue disease that can cause blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes. The incidence of this happening is reported to be somewhere around 1/50,000, but the severity of the condition ranges from mild to lethal. Another type of rare epidermolysis bullosa is called epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, and is recognized as an autoimmune disorder. This condition can vary from minor blistering of the skin to a life-threatening form that affects other organs as well. Most types of this condition start at birth or soon after and it can be very hard to identify the exact type of epidermolysis bullosa that an individual has.

Medical marijuana or medical cannabis can be a great reliever for patients who suffer from this condition. The use of cannabis may attenuate allergic responses within the body, and is capable of blocking key CB2 receptions in the skin that leads to a decrease in your body's inflammatory response of the epidermis. The scratching, irritation and uncomfortable feeling that may come along with this condition can be greatly reduced and can leave patients with a comfortable and care-free lifestyle that they longed for before this treatment option came about.

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