With more and more allergies and intolerance to certain foods and substances surfacing these days comes more research on how and why this is occurring. A recent study has found that allergies might develop from exposure through broken skin. Follow the link below to read about the study on Science Daily.
Early exposure to a food allergen through broken skin might prompt the development of food allergy. This theory gained further support from a recent study that found increased prevalence of food allergy if a child had skin infection or eczema in the first year of life.