Eczema and food allergy prevention
There has been recent research looking into preventing eczema in babies and also preventing food allergies in babies who develop eczema.
Research has shown that managing eczema well, along with the early introduction of the common allergy causing foods to babies, may reduce the chance of a child developing food allergy.
Some research has shown that babies with eczema can develop food allergy if the food comes into contact with their skin. When the skin of babies with eczema is well managed, the skin barrier is stronger and food coming into contact with the skin is less likely to cause a problem.