Researchers in Boston have found an alternative to steroids for treating eczema.
It stimulates a natural halt to the allergic attack.
Regulatory T cells reduce type 2 responses and suppress the allergic response.
Using a "genetic trick," the researchers removed RORα only from "Tregs."
They found a three-fold increase in inflammatory cells and allergic inflammation.
Improving the function of Tregs with a topical cream could reduce eczema flares.