My baby has severe eczema and I heard there is a link between that and food allergy. What should I do?
Recent studies have found that up to 40 per cent of infants who have eczema before the age of six months of age have a food allergy. If this is your child, ask your doctor to carry out allergy testing. The rule of thumb is the earlier the onset of eczema or the more the severe the eczema, the more likely that food may be a trigger.
Food allergy is less likely to be a culprit in adult eczema, although salicylate sensitivity may be.