Clinical Trials / Research Studies
Dry Skin/Eczema Study for Children 0 to 12 Weeks Old

Dry Skin/Eczema Study for Children 0 to 12 Weeks Old

Why are we doing this research?

Cincinnati Children’s is conducting a research study, sometimes known as a clinical trial or clinical study, to compare if a proactive skin treatment in early infancy can reduce the occurrence and severity of eczema and thereby prevent food allergy.

Who can participate?

Children 0 to 12 weeks old who have dry skin may be eligible to participate.


  • Dermatology

What will happen in the study?

If you decide to join this study, the following things will happen either online or in person at a study visit.

Your child may have an optional:

  • Blood draw
  • Tape stripping (tape applied to the skin and lifted)
  • Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) – This procedure consists of applying a gentle probe with a blunt, rounded end to the skin to measure water evaporating from the top layer of the skin
  • Skin swab
  • Skin Prick Test

You, as the parent or guardian will:

  • Answer questions about your child
  • Apply cream as instructed

What are the good things that can happen from this research?

You or your child might not receive a direct medical benefit. However, your child may have improvement in eczema because of increased moisturization and medication. It is hoped that the results of this study will help the investigators plan future studies in children that have eczema and how it relates to food allergies.

What are the bad things that can happen from this research?

A detailed list of possible side effects will be provided to those participants, parents or guardians interested in knowing more about this study.

Will you/your child be paid to be in this research study?

Participants will receive compensation for this study.


Contact Us.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Study Doctor

Contact Us.

Gurjit Khurana Hershey, MD, PhD
Division of Asthma Research
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center