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my 2 year old boy has asthma and eczema. he has rashes all over his body which irritate him. can an allergist help with this condition? is it apt to see one?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: It's best to start with your pediatrician or family doctor, there usually is something to do in the meantime to give your little one some relief. With recurrent eczema and difficult to control asthma, then sometimes a specialist referral is warranted. A pediatric pulmonologist is also trained in treating asthma. Good luck!
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely!: A pediatric asthma & allergy specialist can be very helpful! asthma & eczema are closely related conditions, and can be miserably severe in younger children. The good news is that there are many newer, very effective treatments, and a good specialist can work with you and your child to find the best solutions now and has he continues to grow. Good luck!
Answered on Apr 11, 2014
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: An allergist or dermatologist should be able to discover possible causes for the condition & then offer treatments to improve your son's condition.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Robin Larabee
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: The allergic should be very helpful. Good luck!
Answered on Aug 31, 2012
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