Early exposure to antibiotics tied to greater eczema risk

06/27/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

A U.K. analysis showed that babies exposed to antibiotics during their first year of life had a greater likelihood of developing eczema later in life than those who were unexposed. For every extra course of antibiotics early in life, the risk of eczema increased by 7%, researchers said. The findings were published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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