Maybe I have got your attention? I hope so because accumulating evidence shows that healthy bugs in your gut is crucial for your good health, good immunity, and in the prevention of allergy. The word “probiotics” is used to describe the “good bugs” that live in our gut/colon. Probiotics supplements have been shown to help reduce eczema in babies: they are used to prevent eczema in infants with an allergic family history. Probiotics for the allergic child are crucial.
- Unfortunately, this baby in the photo is developing eczema.
- Unfortunately, there is a family history of allergy (her older sister has severe eczema).
- Unfortunately, probiotics were not started early.
But it is not too late! Evidence is accumulating that probiotics given to babies with eczema helps it go away – although this takes some time. Studies suggest that probiotics should be given for at least 6 months or more, perhaps as long as 2 years.
Probiotics for the allergic child
So what are the WAO findings? They say probiotics should be used in: