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How many infants with eczema or allergic dermatitis grow up and still have it?
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Dont know statistics
Eczema indicates an allergic predisposition especially to foods.
Statistics show that children who get eczema as infants often outgrow it by age three. If one gets it after three they might outgrow it with puberty. If onset is after puberty...Usually you have it for life. But chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, and some supplements can improve the condition immensely.

In brief: Dont know statistics
Eczema indicates an allergic predisposition especially to foods.
Statistics show that children who get eczema as infants often outgrow it by age three. If one gets it after three they might outgrow it with puberty. If onset is after puberty...Usually you have it for life. But chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet changes, and some supplements can improve the condition immensely.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: About 10%
About 10-20% of infants have eczema but only 1-3% of adults have it.
So 80-90% of infants outgrow eczema by adulthood. The prognosis for an individual with eczema depends a lot on how severe it is in infancy. Almost everyone outgrows mild eczema. Also ~2/3 children with eczema are sensitized to foods but only half of them (i.e. 1/3 of all) improve by eliminating foods from the diet.

In brief: About 10%
About 10-20% of infants have eczema but only 1-3% of adults have it.
So 80-90% of infants outgrow eczema by adulthood. The prognosis for an individual with eczema depends a lot on how severe it is in infancy. Almost everyone outgrows mild eczema. Also ~2/3 children with eczema are sensitized to foods but only half of them (i.e. 1/3 of all) improve by eliminating foods from the diet.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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