Do emollients prevent infant eczema?

Meta-analysis of 11 studies suggests emollients are an effective option in high-risk infants
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baby's arms with atopic dermatitis

Early application of emollients to infants at high-risk for atopic dermatitis seems to be effective for preventing the development of eczema, according to findings.

Researchers from Urumqi, China, conducted a network meta-analysis to compare different emollients for preventing infant atopic dermatitis.