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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?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

What do you mean by this?

posted 17 days ago
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Avoiding triggers

Avoiding triggers

I’ve had eczema my whole life going from doctors to dermatology to hospital. The past couple months it has been Very bad and now I seem to find being around my dog (which ain’t hairy) is maybe making it worse? I’ve had my dog for 5 years and My skin has not flared from this but as I said the past couple months I feel like I’ve just became allergic or something. Could this be possible?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I'm starting to think my skin irritations are caused by ingested food types. Previous IBS type assessments got me to reducing my lactose intake which… read more

posted 5 months ago
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Pregnant and suffering !

Pregnant and suffering !

Since I've gotten pregnant my treatment has just gotten horrific. I can't get a dermatology appointment in my home town and have to travel miles to a hospital to see dermatologist and the appointments are often 6 weeks up to 12 weeks apart. So if a treatment isn't working great then I have to wait 6+ weeks to go back to review. I used to be on cyclosporine and it pretty much cleared up my skin but now I can't have it. I have to wait 3 months and they won't put me back on it till the babys… read more

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

What is Dupixent

posted 3 months ago
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To get a tattoo or not if you have eczema?

To get a tattoo or not if you have eczema?

Hello All,

I have really wanted a tattoo for a LONG time. I have researched getting one an talked to my dermatologist about getting one. She basically told me to stay away from red ink 100% and that she haven’t seen a lot of patients in regards to grey or black ink tattoos. She said that everyone reacts differently, so she couldn’t confirm if I was going to react or not and that the choice to get one was up to me.

Through everything I have rea online and have talked to… read more

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I have 7 tattoos. I have never had any problems at all with any of mine. I even have my whole side done and never had a reaction. However I did book… read more

posted 3 months ago
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Anyone out there with severe ezcema all yr round?

Anyone out there with severe ezcema all yr round?

so ive had eczema since birth,been through several dermatologists,but they've all been the same ol same ol,I've never been told what type of eczema I have,only prescribed steroid creams and told the same basoc"no perfumes, makeup,scented lotions,blah blah" which i follow strictly! I have it covering about 85% of my body yr round,though it's better in summer but it's still there.Its anything from scales to red hives,raw,blistering,crusty,seeping, bleeding and… read more

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

Try dupixent
You have to I have been in your shoes , find a way to get it call dupixent my way it will change your life

posted 4 months ago
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my 2month old grand baby

my 2month old grand baby

What are you guys opinion in regards of a 2 month old baby with seborrhoeic dermatitis? She gets the flare up around her eyes, behind her ears and folds of her little arms. The pediatrician said that’s normal for her but the poor baby is so irritable !!! my daughter in law is using aveeno lotion and aveeno 1% hydrocortisone. Is there any other natural product she can use?

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I use cetroban all over and it gives instant relief from itching for about 3 hours then you have to use it again but at least you get a little… read more

posted 4 months ago
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Auto immune

Auto immune

Has anyone been told their eczema may be an autoimmune reaction? I recently have by my dermatologist that my flare ups could be due to my white blood cells attacking my hand skin

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A MyEczemaTeam Member said:

I'm in the same boat. They tried immunosuppressive pills for a while, but I ended up getting sick too often on them, so I just get random flares, mainly… read more

posted 10 months ago
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