Eczema in early childhood. Can it be prevented with selected probiotics?
Currently, eczema affects about 20% of Australian children under the age of 2 years. It is also estimated that 80% of children suffering from eczema will develop other allergic disease.
The diversity of the gut flora has been found to be significantly reduced in infants with eczema. It has been shown that Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus spp. are present in significant abundance in non-eczematous infants and children up to five years of age.
As part of our commitment to family and community healthcare we now have a Naturopath available everyday to discuss any issues you or your family may be having. Before booking your appointments our Naturopaths are happy to have a brief discussion in the clinic or over the phone to assess your options.We are also offering half price initial consultations for children at $60 and half price return consultations for $40. Private health rebates are also available.