Study shows spring water helps treat childhood eczema

September 8, 2008

World report - Research shows patients with atopic eczema saw significant improvements after applying creams with the harmless bacteria Vitreoscilla filiformis, commonly found in thermal springs and spas, the Telegraph.co.uk reports.

World report

- Research shows patients with atopic eczema saw significant improvements after applying creams with the harmless bacteria Vitreoscilla filiformis, commonly found in thermal springs and spas, the Telegraph.co.uk reports.

Researchers say the benefits likely come from compounds in the bacteria which can regulate the immune system, according to the study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.