Initially we thought eczema was caused by defects in the epidermal skin barrier, or the outer layer of the skin. Now we know that eczema is an immune-driven disease that in turn causes secondary defects in the epidermal barrier. That's a real paradigm shift.
Gut balance during infancy is dependent on factors such as mode of delivery, diet, and administration of probiotics or antibiotics. This early gut microbial development primes immune function that can have life-long effects on health.