Cracks in the skin of eczema patients promote allergic diseases: Protecting and moisturizing the skin may help prevent food allergies, asthma and hay fever

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Many babies with eczema go on to develop food allergies, asthma and hay fever, and researchers say it's not a coincidence. The cracks caused by eczema weaken the skin barrier, allowing allergens to penetrate the skin and cause a sequence of allergic diseases, what experts call the 'atopic march.'

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