What do anemia and eczema have in common? According to new research, more than we think. The link between these two conditions has always been debated, but finally, we now have answers to this myth.
After an analysis of two large population-based studies, researchers have found that children with atopic disorders are at higher risk for anemia compared to children without these disorders. It has been thought that this could be linked to dietary restrictions, especially for children with eczema, asthma, hay fever or food allergies. In addition, it appears that the risk of this connection is increased if the child’s caregiver also has an atopic disorder.
This is very interesting news, as this dependency was previously unknown to me. This should be a warning to parents of children with eczema and allergies to be aware that their kids may have low iron levels. You should ensure these levels are checked regularly, and ensure that the food they are consuming is not lacking in iron - here is a great list of iron-rich foods (besides meat) to consider incorporating into their diet, as applicable.
Have you noticed this connection in your children before? Let us know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about your experience.