Childhood Eczema and Hay Fever Increases Adult Asthma Risk

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  April 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM Child Health News
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Children who suffer from eczema accompanied by hay fever have nine times higher chances to suffer from allergic asthma in their 40s. The study states that almost 30% of current allergic asthma could be attributed to a history of childhood eczema and hay fever. Prevention and prompt treatment of eczema and hay fever is likely to restrict development of asthma later in life and save several lives and also health care costs related to the management of asthma and treatment.
 Childhood Eczema and Hay Fever Increases Adult Asthma Risk
Childhood Eczema and Hay Fever Increases Adult Asthma Risk

Researchers in Australia analyzed survey data and skin prick testing data collected in the Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study that involved 1,400 subjects. The participants were assessed about their allergies and childhood environment in 1968 at 7-years of age and were later followed up in 2004, at 44-years.

The study has been published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


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