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Petroleum Jelly Might Be The Answer To A $3.8 Billion Health Problem

Recent research shows that eczema in newborn babies can be an ailment more serous than previously thought and could lead to development of atopic dermatitis, a skin problem that can be chronic and lead to asthma, allergies and even mood disorders.

“Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, and tends to develop in infants. It can be either lifelong and chronic or go away on its own over time, and is linked to hay fever, asthma, allergies, sleep problems and weight problems. Data suggests families caring for a child with this type of eczema spend as much as 35 percent of their discretionary income on care each month. Estimates put the total cost of eczema care in the U.S. at up to $3.8 billion per year.”

“Now, new research suggests that a solution under $10 might be able to help prevent the condition from developing in the first place. The fix? Moisturizing newborns with petroleum jelly until they are six months old.”

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