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with a baby with eczema how do you know which foods the baby is allergic to, without trying out 30 different foods?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
You don't.: First of all, food allergy is not the only cause of eczema, by a long shot, despite what you read on the web. Assuming your baby does have a food allergy, there's really no way around trial and error to find the culprit. But before you go to all that trouble, you might want to see a dermatologist, who may be able to pinpoint another cause of your child's eczema.
Answered on Apr 26, 2012

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