Atopic Dermatitis and Food Allergy: Change of Concepts

Allergy Nutrition & Disease Management
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In this video, Dr. Ralf Heine discusses the role several targeted nutritional interventions during late pregnancy and/or lactation, such as the use of whey partially hydrolyzed formula, probiotics and prebiotics, and maternal DHA/EPA supplements and its effects on reduction of the incidence of eczema in high-risk infants.

He also outlines the importance of the adequate timing of introduction of allergenic foods for reduction of subsequent food allergy in high-risk infants and highlights the role of regular moisturising from birth to 6 months with promising effects on reduction of the incidence of atopic eczema, which may prevent subsequent food sensitisation/allergy.