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Lactokids + helps Eczema PI

Posted on09 Mar 2020
Will probiotics given only after birth help a child’s eczema?

Because probiotic strains have different effects, the results have been variable. However, in one new study, the benefits of probiotics for eczema in children has finally been documented. In this study, two probiotic strains ( Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus fermentum) were either given singly or in combination and tested against a placebo in children 1-18 years of age with moderate atopic dermatitis.

After three months, eczema symptoms (affected area size, redness, oozing, scratching, skin thickening and dryness) in the probiotic groups were reduced, and this effect remained for another month without probiotic supplementation. The probiotic group also had improved quality of life measuring things like sleep, symptoms, feelings and activities affected by their skin. Atopic dermatitis improved especially in children younger than age 12, who had breastfed longer than six months.

The intestinal microbiota is a complex environment influenced by many factors. As we become older our microbiota, is less amenable to alteration, and this may be why children older than 12 years of age had a lower response to probiotics for eczema. Children with food sensitization like a food allergy or food induced skin allergy may respond better because probiotics modulate immune responses. As well, our response to probiotics is moderated by our genetic background, diet and lifestyle.

What impact would using the probiotics for eczema longer than the three months be?

Would there have been a consistent improvement in quality of life and symptoms of eczema in children? We don’t know the answer, but a healthy microbiome takes constant management. If not tended, it will usually revert to its former configuration. As well, the children were not asked to change their diet and diet has a large impact on our microbiome. Your mi crobiome is made up of what you eat, consistently.

It thrives on a high fibre, unrefined diet. We are what our bacteria eat so without diet change, alterations in the children’s microbiota may have been minimized or reduced.

Lactokids + does help relieve A.D and start with it today!

Source: https://itchylittleworld.com/probiotics-for-eczema-in-children/
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