Childhood Eczema: An Environmental Scan

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The take home message is that a priority and emphasis must be placed on reducing the morbidity and the burden of illness so many children and their families face each day living with childhood eczema. Research discoveries take time and excellent progress in underway in the area of atopic disease, a further understanding and awareness of food sensitization and other environmental triggers will improve patient care and the management of disease. Additionally, resources devoted to improving understanding of eczema, allowing parents and health care providers work in tandem to manage a child’s eczema and increased health literacy to mothers and parents alike will empower them to effectively reduce and manage their child’s disease.