Skin is our largest organ, so what’s happening on the surface is also going to effect what is going on under the skin, internally. In fact, new studies are pointing to a link between a compromised skin barrier (atopic dermatitis and eczema) and the development of allergies that can get worse throughout childhood and beyond.
According to New Jersey Allergist & Immunologist Tina Zecca, DO, there is a lot that parents can do to help safe-guard their kids’ skin; “The skin makes up most of our body and immunologically it is such an important mediator in terms of immune response,” says Dr. Zecca. “If you look at it as a window to the body, when skin is cracked and compromised, it al
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