The Skin’s Connection To Allergies
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are preparing to take a closer look at the skin’s ecosystem, known as the biome.
According to a story reported by WVXU-FM in Cincinnati, by studying hundreds of babies and toddlers with eczema, researchers hope to find out why allergic disease progresses and persists in some people while not in others.
Director of Asthma Research at Cincinnati Children’s Gurjit Khurana Hershey, M.D. PhD, thinks there is something about the skin of some people which is abnormal, compromising the skin’s barrier and also affecting the lining of the lungs and gut. “We think that actually even though you only see the eczema on the skin that it’s actually a systemic problem or whole body problem.”