What should parents take away from the research---and what else should parents know about probiotics and eczema?
Certain types of lactobacillus may be helpful in treating baby eczema, especially if your baby's eczema is more severe.
However, more detailed research is still needed to figure out which treatments are best.
- Research hasn't yet established which types and doses of probiotics are safest and most effective for treating baby eczema.
- We also don't know which age is the most beneficial age to start probiotic treatment, or how long a baby needs to consume probiotics for a treatment to be the most effective.
Also, every baby is different, so probiotics may have different effectiveness levels for each baby.
If you're thinking about using probiotics to treat your baby's eczema, talk to your doctor.