Antibiotic exposure in infancy may boost eczema risk July 01, 2013 By Staff Reports Children with eczema are more likely to have been exposed to antibiotics in the first year of life, recent research suggests. Evening primrose oil ineffective for eczema A review of therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of eczema revealed that evening primrose oil and borage oil don’t have an effect on the condition. Eczema risks drop when parents clean pacifiers with spit May 07, 2013 By Staff Reports Parents who use their own saliva to clean their child’s pacifier may be helping to reduce their child’s likelihood of suffering from eczema and allergies. Parent’s saliva cleans pacifiers, deters allergies Moms and dads who clean their babies’ pacifiers by sucking on them may be boosting their infants’ immune systems by passing along oral microbes that help deter allergy development. Gluten sensitivity covers a wide spectrum March 12, 2013 By John Jesitus Traditional teaching about celiac disease (CD) ignores the wide spectrum of this condition, which affects many atopic patients, a clinician says. Peanuts, eggs given early could prevent allergies Introducing peanuts, eggs, and cow’s milk into babies’ diets when they are aged as young as 4 months might actually prevent allergies to these foods from developing. PuriCore partners with Onset Dermatologics February 27, 2013 PuriCore, a water-based clean technology company, has entered into a marketing partnership with Onset Dermatologics. Fast food blamed for asthma, eczema in kids Children and adolescents who eat 3 or more meals from fast food restaurants each week are at increased risk for asthma and severe eczema, according to latest findings from an ongoing international study. Deciphering challenging eczema requires thinking outside and inside the box Although the vast majority of children who present with a challenging eczematous eruption have refractory atopic dermatitis or poor medication compliance, clinicians need to perform a good history and clinical examination to rule out other underlying causes or comorbidities.