Infection and inflammation. The effect of chronic infection as a driver of not only acute inflammation, but also autoimmune disease.

The role of chronic infection as a key driver of the inflammatory aspects of skin lesions is understood by the healthcare community at large and often treated with powerful, broad spectrum antimicrobials. However, the balance of the commensal skin and gut microbiota and their role in correct cutaneous immune function is less well understood. Appreciating the association between the skin’s robust immune system and a positive balance of microbes may provide an answer to healthy skin function. Evidence is also emerging of the impact of chronic infection as a driver of not only acute inflammation, but also autoimmune disease. The T-helper cell Th17 influences these cells impacts on the inflammatory nature of autoimmune skin conditions such as psoriasis. Providing safe yet effective topical treatments to enhance external anti-infective and anti-inflammatory defenses, whilst assessing and addressing the internal causes, will increase the likelihood of success without harmful consequences.

For more detailed help with individual cases and to discover detailed protocols for associated conditions, please contact our professional Naturopathic Practitioner at:

A Natural Self,

A Naturopathy Clinic

Dana Kington


244 South Tce

South Fremantle, 6162


At A Natural Self clinic, you will find all the latest technology, such as Toxicity and Heavy Metal Testing, Live Blood Analysis (Hemaview), and Iridology. We also treat with all forms of Natural Medicine with the nutritional supplementation of Homeopathy, Western Herbs, Chinese Medicine, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino acids and Enzyme Therapy.

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