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Eczema & food allergies in kids: How are thy related, what should you do?

At the moment there is no cure for eczema. So the best advice is to use two simple treatments (emollients and topical corticosteroids) to control the disease

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Eczema  |  Food Allergy

Matthew Ridd & Robert Boyle | The Conversation 

Around one in five children has eczema – and even mild cases can have a big impact on both the child and their family. For many, symptoms will come and go before they start primary school, but for others it can indicate the beginning of a genetic tendency to develop allergic conditions such as hay fever or asthma (or both).

We also know that children with eczema are more likely to develop food allergies, especially if the condition starts in the first few months of life and is severe. Often parents will make the allergy diagnosis themselves – at the sudden onset of ...

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First Published: Thu, May 02 2019. 12:02 IST