It had been the custom in the past, at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, where literally hundreds of cases of infantile eczema of every sort and description are seen yearly, to put these infants on a modified and attenuated diet, consisting of low fat and sugar content and a lessened quantity. In addition to this, local applications, lotions, ointments, etc., were employed. This treatment is a recognized one for infantile eczema throughout the country. In the case of breast nursing infants, the amount and quality of the food was reduced by lengthening the intervals between nursings, and by reducing the time of nursing, or by nursing on both breasts at the same feeding. In the case of bottle fed infants, it was our practice first to reduce the fat in the milk, and then if no improvement resulted, to reduce the sugar. In other words, one perhaps could
JESSUP DSD, MIXSELL HR, McCOLLUM RB, JOHANN N. METABOLISM EXPERIMENTS IN INFANTILE ECZEMA: PRELIMINARY REPORT. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(1):14–35. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360250035002
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