A 34-year-old female asked:
Is allergy testing necessary to treat the cause of eczema? I've heard a lot mentioned regarding knowing what a persons allergies are.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Manav Singla answered
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Usually not: Depends on the age. In infants and toddlers, food allergies can often play a role, so testing can be helpful. In older kids and adults, it does not always help identify triggers. But it can still be helpful - i find dust mite allergy seems to correlate to eczema. Plus, often patients with eczema have other issues (sinus, respiratory) that allergy testing can help identify.
Answered on Dec 5, 2018
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