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Fish May Prevent Infant Eczema

Posted by John on October 5th, 2008

A new study published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood suggests that infants who eat fish before the age of nine months have a decreased risk of developing eczema.

A family history of atopic disease (allergies) is the main risk factor. In recent years, however, researchers have begun to focus on environmental and dietary factors as well. Continue reading

Treat Child Eczema at Home

Posted by John on September 6th, 2008

Eczema affects up to 20 percent of U.S. children. Child eczema usually appears between two and six months of age and runs in families with a history of allergies and asthma. The dry, red, itchy skin patches often begin on the face and spread to other parts of the body.

There is no cure for eczema, but there are many ways to treat child eczema at home. Continue reading