Researchers have developed a non-invasive eczema test for newborns, which analyses skin immune biomarkers to provide an accurate diagnosis of the condition during the baby’s first two years of life.
According to the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), eczema is a condition where the skin does not retain moisture, causing it to dry out easily. The dry skin is more accessible to allergens and irritants, which can trigger the skin to release chemicals that make the skin feel itchy. However, scratching the skin only causes more chemicals to be released, which makes the skin even itchier.
The condition affects 20 percent of children below the age of two and can cause not only itchiness but also redness and infections….
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