Link Between Eczema & Food Allergies in Newborns

Trial Objective

The purpose of this study is to learn more about atopic dermatitis (eczema) and its relationship with food allergy development in children. Previous studies have shown that children with eczema have a higher risk of developing food allergies.

Link Between Eczema and Food Allergies in Newborns

Our researchers are studying newborn infants and their parents to determine if there is a way to predict if children will be allergic and more likely to develop eczema or food allergies. Allergies may be prevented with early introduction of foods such as peanuts into the diet and the use of topical creams. This study involves testing the skin with a plastic wand to look for water loss, looking at fat and protein content in the skin with skin stickers, and food allergy testing in babies who are 3 to 6 months of age. Participants receive food allergy testing at an earlier age and frequent skin care exams.


This trial is active and currently recruiting.

How to Participate

For more information, contact Melissa Robinson at 303.398.1736 or complete the form below.

Who Can Participate

Pregnant women and their infant (34 weeks or greater) with a family history of allergic disease (asthma, environmental allergies, eczema, hay fever, etc.) and biological fathers ages 18-50.

Estimated Time Commitment

Four 1-hour visits over 6 months

Trial Location

National Jewish Main Campus, Denver, CO


Not Provided

Trial Sponsors

National Jewish Health Pediatrics Department


Parents 18-50, newborns 3-6 months


Any Gender


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