New Research on Stressed Kids and Eczema

The stress of watching parents go through a divorce may spark Eczema in some kids.

Eczema causes skin to become inflamed, red and itchy.

After studying nearly 2000 kids from birth to age four, German researchers say children whose parents divorced before age two had more than three times the risk of developing Eczema. That is compared to kids whose parents stayed together.

Researchers say stress could be to blame; though other stressful events like a seriously sick family member did not raise the risk of the skin condition.

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