Preventing eczema in babies


Target Audience: Those looking to treat or prevent eczema (atopic dermatitis).

Summary: In this research from the USA and UK, parents of children who had previously had a child with eczema (atopy) were asked to use daily barrier creams on their newborn babies for 6 months. They were then compared to babies who didn’t use creams. At 6 months of age there was a 50% reduction in the development of eczema in the children who used creams, suggesting this may be a safe and effective treatment for children at risk of developing eczema.

Article Source: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 

Published Date: October 2014

Article Link: Emollient enhancement of the skin barrier from birth offers effective atopic dermatitis prevention

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