Research reveals children with atopic dermatitis under age 2 are at greater risk for asthma and allergies.

Children under 2 years old with early signs of atopic dermatitis have a greater risk of developing comorbidities (related health conditions), such as asthma, allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and food allergies, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics in October 2017.

For more than 60 percent of children in developed countries with atopic dermatitis, the condition is apparent by the time they are 24 months old.

 

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