Eczema is the most common inflammatory skin disease in childhood, affecting between 5-20% of children of any age.
Around 2% of adults have eczema and many tend to have it very severely. Eczema is such a difficult condition to live with and often people may feel desperate in the attempt to find some relief. The use of probiotics in treating eczema is a controversial issue with conflicting evidence.
Studies have found that people with eczema may have a less diverse gut microbiome than people who don't have eczema. For example, Bifidobacterium has been shown to be reduced in the gut microbiota of infants, children, and young adults with eczema. Bifidobacteria are bacteria that are incredibly important for our health.
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