Journal article

Skin care interventions in infants for preventing eczema and food allergy

Maeve M Kelleher, Suzie Cro, Victoria Cornelius, Karin C Lodrup Carlsen, Havard O Skjerven, Eva M Rehbinder, Adrian J Lowe, Eishika Dissanayake, Naoki Shimojo, Kaori Yonezawa, Yukihiro Ohya, Kiwako Yamamoto-Hanada, Kumiko Morita, Emma Axon, Christian Surber, Michael Cork, Alison Cooke, Lien Tran, Eleanor Van Vogt, Jochen Schmitt Show all



BACKGROUND: Eczema and food allergy are common health conditions that usually begin in early childhood and often occur together in the same people. They can be associated with an impaired skin barrier in early infancy. It is unclear whether trying to prevent or reverse an impaired skin barrier soon after birth is effective in preventing eczema or food allergy. OBJECTIVES: Primary objective To assess effects of skin care interventions, such as emollients, for primary prevention of eczema and food allergy in infants Secondary objective To identify features of study populations such as age, hereditary risk, and adherence to interventions that are associated with the greatest treatment benefit o..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UKThe NIHR, UK, is the largest single funder of Cochrane Skin.The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UKMK was supported by a Transitional Research Fellowship. This funding provides for her salary, University support (University of Nottingham and Imperial College London) and statistical support from authors EA and VC.The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UKThis paper presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number PB-PG-0317-20028). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. The grant was awarded to author RJB (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust) and provided support for SC and LT.