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    1. Eczema, Peanut Allergy May Be Linked

      March 1, 2010 (New Orleans) -- Infants with eczema are at high risk of having peanut and other food allergies, British researchers report. "We were shocked to find out that even in the first year of life, over 20% of infants with eczema already were sensitized [showed susceptibility] to peanut aller

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    2. Bleach Baths May Help Kids With Eczema

      April 27, 2009 -- Participating in a clinical trial in 2006 changed 7-year-old Ben Kieffer's life, says his mom, Jennifer. Ben had suffered from severe eczema since he was 5 weeks old, with relentless itchy, painful flares of the skin condition and many rounds of antibiotics to treat related infecti

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    3. Can Chinese Herbs Relieve Eczema?

      March 17, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) -- Traditional Chinese herbal medicine may help to relieve the dry, itchy, scaly skin of eczema in children and adults, two new studies suggest. Other research shows that toddlers who have egg, elm, or cat allergies are at increased risk of developing eczema by age

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    4. Probiotics No Help in Childhood Eczema

      Oct. 10, 2008 -- New research shows that the use of probiotics to treat eczema in children is not effective and may carry a risk of bowel damage and infection. Probiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms. In most cases they are bacteria and are similar to the friendly bacteria found in the gut

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    5. Eating Fish in Infancy Lowers Eczema Risk

      Sept. 25, 2008 - There is early evidence that eating fish in infancy may help protect against eczema in early childhood. Babies in a newly published study whose diets included fish before the age of 9 months were 24% less likely to develop eczema by their first birthdays than babies who did not eat

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    6. Allergens May Weaken Eczema Skin

      Feb. 28, 2008 -- Dust mites and cockroach allergens may make it harder for eczema-damaged skin to heal, South Korean researchers report. In their lab, the researchers made extracts of household dust mites and cockroach allergens. They tested the dust mite extract on six healthy adults who didn't hav

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    7. Doctor Visits Up for Kids' Eczema

      Sept. 4, 2007 -- The number of doctor visits for children with atopic dermatitis (a type of eczema) has risen in recent years, new research shows. A study published in September's edition of the journal Pediatrics traces the trend. The study shows that there were 620,000 pediatric visits for atopic

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    8. Pet Cat May Up Eczema Risk in Infants

      May 22, 2006 -- Newborns who share a home with a pet cat may be more likely to develop eczema eczema as infants than other babies. A new study shows babies exposed to cats shortly after birth had higher rates of the allergic skin condition at age 1 than babies who lived in homes without cats. Althou

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    9. Rash Linked to Kids' Atopic Dermatitis

      May 15, 2006 -- Babies who have rashes on their arms and joints in the first 18 months of life may be more likely to develop atopic dermatitis . Lisolette Brydensholt Halkjaer, MD, and colleagues report the news in the Archives of Dermatology. Halkjaer works in Denmark at the Danish Pediatric Asthma

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    10. Eczema Drugs: Warning Upsets Doctors

      Jan. 26, 2006 - The FDA's "black box" cancer warning on two eczema drugs is bogus, the American Academy of Dermatology says. The FDA announced earlier this month FDA announced earlier this month that it would require its strongest safety warning -- the "black box" -- on two eczema creams, Elidel and

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