Probiotics and Eczema
May 22, 2018
The Question: Does probiotic administration to infants at high risk of developing eczema lower their incidence of this skin condition?
The Study: For the first six months of life, the feedings of 92 infants at high risk of developing eczema were supplemented with Lactobacillus rhamnosus (10 billion colony-forming units). Their incidences of eczema, asthma, and rhinitis were monitored for up to six years. A control group of matched infants was also monitored.
The Results: There was no statistical difference in the outcome of the two groups.
Comment: This study found no protective effect of this probiotic at this dose used as a supplement for the baby’s first six months of life.
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