Key clinical point: Daily use of an emollient with a prebiotic lysate in the first year of life was safe but did not decrease the risk of developing atopic dermatitis (AD) in high-risk infants.
Major finding: At 2 years, the cumulative incidence of AD among infants receiving general skin care+emollient containing a prebiotic Vitreoscilla filiformis lysate (at least once daily until 1 year of age; intervention group) and general skin care (control group) was comparable (28% and 24%, respectively; adjusted relative risk 1.17; 95% CI 0.46-2.98). No emollient-related adverse events were reported.
Study details: Findings are from the randomized prospective EARLYEmollient study including 50 term-born infants aged 1-21 days with a high risk for AD who were randomly assigned to the intervention (n = 25) or control (n = 25) group.
Disclosures: This study was supported by La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Pharmaceutique, France. Some authors declared serving as lecturers or consultants, receiving institutional grants, or participating in advisory board meetings for various sources.
Source: Harder I et al. Effects of early emollient use in children at high risk of atopic dermatitis: A German pilot study. Acta Derm Venereol. 2023;103:adv5671 (May 29). doi: 10.2340/actadv.v103.5671