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Allergies As A Cause For Eczema? Does Anyone Have Suggestions For What Test To Do To Test For Skin/food Allergies?

Allergies As A Cause For Eczema? Does Anyone Have Suggestions For What Test To Do To Test For Skin/food Allergies?

I have been dealing with blistering Dishydrotic eczema on my hands and atopic dermatitis on my elbows and shoulders for years with flair ups with blisters and itching everywhere. I’m not too sure yet what causes the flair ups. I have heard that food sensitivities or contact allergies could be a cause. So I’m asking for thoughts and suggestions for what test is best and others experiences?

A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I highly suggest visiting an allergist because they can provide you with multiple tests for your allergies. I've done blood tests for food allergies, a scratch test for environmental allergies, and soon getting a patch test to see if I'm allergic or sensitive to any chemicals that are found in skin care. I understand that food sensitivity is differentthan food allergy but all of those tests are a good place to start.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

A good place to start is with a dermatologist. He/She will know what tests to perform in order to give you the information you need to get the proper treatment.

posted about 1 year ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Doctor said allergy pill everyday

posted 6 months ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Thanks for the recommendation.

posted 7 months ago
A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Domeboro and Cerave have helped me with the itching and redness on my legs. I especially like the Domeboro. I use it when the itching starts then I apply the Cerave and wrap my legs in gauze. It really has helped me make it through my work day without that intense itch.

posted 7 months ago
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