Probiotics No Help in Childhood Eczema
Good Bacteria Found in Foods Do Not Reduce Eczema Symptoms, Review Shows
Eczema Common Worldwide continued...
"Probiotics conceptually were well received by parents because it's a
natural extract and if prepared properly could be quite safe. I haven't found
them effective. I haven't seen any dramatic improvements in eczema," she
But Silverberg says there aren't enough data to prove either way the
efficacy of probiotics. The review focused on small studies that might not give
Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, a dermatologist in Cape Coral, Fla., says patients
and parents often ask about probiotics because they favor a more natural remedy
to eczema. Still, she also hasn't seen positive results from probiotic
treatment and isn't convinced they are completely safe. But she isn't
discounting them completely.
"What is exciting is that his area of research has such great potential
for future investigation," Cambio says.