Antihypertensives tied to 29% higher eczema risk in older adults: study

The risk was highest among those prescribed diuretics and calcium-channel blockers, researchers found.

Older adults prescribed any class of antihypertensives have a small yet clinically significant increased risk of atopic dermatitis, doctors report.

Diuretics and calcium-channel blockers appeared to have the largest effect, according to results from their longitudinal cohort study of nearly 1.6 million primary care patients.