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can eczema be caused by food allergies?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Food allergy is a classic contributing factor that leads to exacerbation's in atopic dermatitis.
Answered on Nov 3, 2012
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Not uncommon: Eczema, asthma other manifestations of food allergies are common.
Answered on Nov 3, 2012
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Perhaps 1/3 of childhood eczema is due to one or more food allergies. An equal number have positive blood or skin tests but avoiding food has no effect. If skin does not improve dramatically in 2-3 weeks after beginning an elimination diet then food is not the cause. House dust mite allergy is more important than food allergy in eczema.
Answered on Nov 3, 2012
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eczema and allergy: Yes, especially in children. Consider evaluation by board certified allergist.
Answered on Nov 3, 2012
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food Triggers: Evidence to suggest that moderate/severe eczema in early childhood could be worsened by certain foods (usually highly allergenic foods like peanut, tree nuts, milk, eggs, etc.). Food triggers are not usually an issue with adult eczema. If you notice a consistent pattern of worsening eczema with a particular food then by all means avoid it. Skin prick testing better that patch. See Allergist.
Answered on Jul 10, 2015

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