Eczema refers to a group of skin rashes. The most common type is atopic dermatitis. The skin can become red and irritated with small fluid filled bumps that may ooze fluid and become itchy.
According to About.com, “10 percent to 20 percent of children will develop eczema worldwide, with about half of those being diagnosed before the age of one”. However, Kidshealth notes that about half of children do outgrow their eczema by the time they reach their teens. About.com goes on to say “about one-third of eczema patients respond to food triggers”. The most common ones are eggs, milk, peanuts, soy and wheat.
A recent study abstract was presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, held from March 18 to 22 in San Francisco regarding research into egg and milk allergies in children with eczema.