"Dermatologists are always encouraging people to protect their skin," says Mayo Clinic pediatric dermatologist Dr. Dawn Davis, who was not part of the research. "This study emphasizes the importance of [moisturizer] for newborns in reducing the risk for the rashes and itching of eczema."
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Davis explains why petroleum jelly is a good defense against eczema.
To listen, click the link below.