Thursday, October 4, 2007

Eczema Baths a Waste of Money

Bath products to help ease the skin inflammation caused by allergic eczema may not be worth the amount of money the NHS spends on them according to a study that was done. There is no clinical evidence these emollients work, nor any consensus of medical opinion, researchers writing in Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin contend. Allergic eczema is a condition which most commonly affects children. Applying specialist ointments and lotions straight onto the skin may be effective, according to the Bulletin.

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