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 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.
I had a patch test done for chemicals (through a dermatologist) and a skin prick test for food (through an allergist)
Thanks Vic, It's looking like that's my next step, I have no Idea what my triggers are. Seems to be no rhyme or reason for the flairs. Had a mild case for 10 + years + a bad flare up since spring, especially right hand for the first time. Can't figure it out.
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.