Studies have indicated an increased rate of sensitization to food and environmental allergens in patients with eczema. Infants and young children less than 5 years of age are more likely to be sensitized to foods while older children and adults are more likely to be sensitized to aeroallergens, especially dust mites.
Is There A Simple Way to Help Prevent the Onset of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema in Children?
Atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes itching of the skin and chronic or recurrent skin lesions. Atopic dermatitis can significantly impair quality of life due to sleep disturbance, skin changes and scarring, and skin infections.