Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Eczema a.k.a. Atopic Dermatitis
Dr. John Hanifin from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland presented new research at a recent allergy conference about atopic dermatitis. His research suggests that it actually presents before children have food allergies--so eczema and food allergies are linked, but his research leads him to believe that food allergies do not cause the skin condition to appear. The current recommendation is that children with eczema be tested for food allergies, and that their parents should be aware food allergies are more likely to develop in children with eczema.