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September 9th, 2007, 06:22 PM
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i do not know if it does but this article says the earlier you get cut the more likely you are to have these problems.

http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health...-disorders.html

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Skin faults linked to allergic disorders
06 May 2006
Gaia Vince
Magazine issue 2550
IT MIGHT be just a scratch, but for some children a minor cut could be the first step in the development of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, and even asthma and hay fever.

These illnesses all involve chronic inflammation of the protective tissues that line the body's surfaces: the skin and the linings of the lungs, eyes, nasal passages and throat. Treatments have traditionally focused on dampening down the overactive immune response to allergens, but there is more and more evidence that the immune system is only half the story.

This week, Julia Segre at the US National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and her colleagues report that damage to the skin may cause overproduction of a skin protein called connexin 26 (Cx26) in individuals possessing a defective form of the gene Cx26. The gene is is usually switched on in response to damage to the ...

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September 10th, 2007, 06:33 AM
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That's interesting.
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September 10th, 2007, 03:39 PM
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yes that is interesting. I wouldn't use it as an argument against circ just yet though.
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October 11th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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That sounds odd. Most of the men I know who have psoriasis, etc are uncut. Strange.
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