The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued updated information about introducing foods to babies with eczema. Advice includes information about peanut allergies.

Eczema as a Sign of Child Allergies

At ages 4 months to 6 months babies can receive pureed or finger foods with peanuts under certain conditions. These conditions include that babies with severe eczema have allergy testing and have had other solid food introduced.

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Avoid peanut allergies in infants by following these guidelines

Caregivers should give babies with mild to moderate eczema to peanuts at around age 6 months. Those without eczema or food allergies can have peanut-containing foods freely.

Following this advice may significantly lower child food allergies. The American Academy of Pediatrics also endorses them. Look for more information about other types of common child allergies.