Babies with eczema see increased allergy risk later in life

Researchers are currently examining the ideal moisturiser components to help tackle the dry, itchy skin condition and prevent future allergies

Babies with eczema are more likely to develop allergies later in life, researchers believe.

The common skin condition causes red, itchy and dry skin and, while flare-ups can occur at any age, it is most likely to start in childhood as a baby’s skin is susceptible to drying out when it first emerges from the womb into the dry air of the outside world.

Now scientists at the . . .

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