How many of you are dealing with food allergies, eczema and asthma? It seems there are quite a few of us. In the current Kids with Food Allergies e-newsletter, they have a great link to a BBC article about the link between eczema and asthma, Eczema's Link to Asthma Uncovered. The Economist ran a similar article: Eczema's Link to Asthma, Breathe Easy. Very interesting articles. The theory is that eczema causes a chemical to be made by the body. This chemical then enters the bloodstream, and when it reaches the lungs, causes them to be sensitive to allergens to which they otherwise would not react.