A sticky tape skin test could help predict if young babies are likely to develop bad eczema, say scientists. The team – from the University of Copenhagen – used it on a group of two-month-olds to painlessly collect and then examine skin cell samples.
They found detectable immune biomarker changes in the cells that were linked with future eczema risk. Babies at high risk might benefit from early treatment with skin creams to avoid painful flare-ups, they suggest.
The youngsters with elevated levels of …
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Original title: Baby sticky tape skin test can predict eczema risk