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Saul P. Emollients do not prevent eczema in infancy. Practitioner May 2020;264(1837):7-9

Emollients do not prevent eczema in infancy

25 May 2020Pais-up subscribers

Daily emollient use for the first 12 months of life did not protect against the development of eczema in high-risk children, a UK study has found. Infants born at full term were recruited to a randomised controlled trial carried out at 12 hospitals and four primary care sites across the UK between 2014 and 2016. All the infants were deemed at high risk of developing eczema because of a family history of atopic disease i.e. at least one first-degree relative with parent reported eczema, allergic rhinitis, or asthma diagnosed by a doctor.

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