This is the third in a series of posts answering the question: “Why has there been such an astronomical rise in childhood allergies?”
Today, we’ll look at the Eczema-Food Allergy theory. I have to admit that this one is confusing because it’s really a chicken/egg question.
Here’s how the theory goes: It suggests that children with eczema develop food allergies because of exposure through broken skin as well as through consumption.
That’s a maybe, but consider the following:
Statistics show that children with eczema have food allergies at least 33% more than children without eczema. My question: Is there something about the eczema that somehow increase their allergy risk? OR, is eczema one of the ways that food allergies manifest? OR, are both answers yes.
We want to simplify everything, but we live in a complex world. Our bodies are complex and still not fully understood. Perhaps one day we’ll have better answers. It is clear that there is a connection.
Next up in the series – we’ll explore the role of toxins in allergies.
This is the third in a series of blog posts answering the question: “Why has there been such an astronomical rise in childhood allergies?” To view other posts:
- Where Am I Now? - March 9, 2016
- Of Cantaloupes and Cucumbers - April 28, 2015
- Antiperspirants Vs. Deodorants - March 31, 2015
2 thoughts on “Childhood Allergies – Part 3 – The Eczema Connection”
I’ll be paying special attention to this, because my daughter has eczema.
Lisa – My 6 yr old niece has had eczema & food allergy problems. How old is your daughter?