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To bathe or not to bathe, that is the question!
Episode 1522nd December 2021 • Eczema Breakthroughs • Global Parents for Eczema Research (GPER)
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Many parents receive conflicting advice about how and how often to bathe a child with eczema, which leads to confusion around this common ritual. On the one hand, baths can quell itch, and hydrate the skin prior to moisturization; on the other, over-bathing may actually dry out the skin and compromise the skin barrier. In this episode, we delve into the research on bathing and eczema with special guest Dr. Tom Marrs, a pediatric allergist at St Thomas Hospital in the United Kingdom. Dr. Marrs studies how the microbiome influences the development of allergic diseases.

Research referenced in this episode:

Bathing Babies More Than Once a Week Ups Eczema Risk

Frequent Versus Infrequent Bathing in Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) Study