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New survey from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that about 1 in 20 U.S. children now have food allergies. That's a 50% increase from the late 1990s. For eczema and other skin allergies, it's 1 in 8 children, an increase of 69%. It found no increase, however, in hay fever or other respiratory allergies. May 2013
Severe atopic eczema.
Dr Susan Chan, clinical research fellow at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. A presentation at the Allergy Research Foundation conference. November 2012
Contact dermatitis and cosmetics.
Cosmetic products can sometimes trigger an adverse response, either irritant or allergic. Alex Gazzola looks at the kinds of responses cosmetics can cause, how to get diagnosed if you have a problem, and how to avoid your triggers. November 2010
Increase in allergic skin diseases.
Thinny Skinnies: the lowdown on leaky skin and allergies. Micki Rose looks at recent research and suggests how you might deal with the problem. June 2009
The hygiene hypothesis reviewed with particular reference to eczema and hay fever in Indian populations. 2007
Eczema and Allergy: the relationship between allergy and eczema, and how this relationship tends to be ignored by those in the medical profession, by Dr Harry Morrow Brown. 2006
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