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Food Unlikely to be the Cuplrit in Causing Eczema in Children

Posted: April 1, 2009

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Research knowledge on eczema in babies and children is growing rapidly. Eczema can be made worse by allergens such as pollen, as well as irritants such as soap or woollen clothing, according to the Institute. “Research knowledge on eczema and allergies is growing quickly, so parents need to make sure that the information they are relying on is based on up-to-date evidence,” commented Professor Sawicki.

For example, researchers are currently looking into the role of probiotics in the development of allergies in children, but the research here is still in the early stages. Parents can reduce their child’s risk of allergies by not smoking. The Institute monitors research results to identify new findings on allergy prevention.

Adapted from materials provided by Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care.

ScienceDaily, March 23, 2009