Antibiotics may increase risk of eczema in children

A review of data from 20 studies has shown that infants who took antibiotics after birth had a 41% greater risk of having eczema. The risk increased by a further 7% for each extra dose of antibiotics administered.

But researchers from Nottingham University stressed that parents should not withhold antibiotics if they are prescribed, adding that in some instances infection from eczema might cause the need for antibiotics, not the other way around.

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