A 4-year-old male asked:
my 4 yo son has chronic eczema, high ige antibodies & double the normal limit of eosinophils. is this caused by a food allergy? i'm thinking dairy...
3 doctor answers
Dr. Addagada Rao answered
55 years experience General Surgery
to see allergist: Speak to your pediatrician , ( may be has already in mind to refer )it may be " atopic dermatitis ', an immunological problem , need allergy/ immunology specialist , some one in your family may have it also , may be manifesting as asthma etc rather than cutaneous form, .
Answered on May 19, 2013
Dr. Gary Gross answered
39 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergy and eczema: Allergy is the most common trigger for childhood eczema, though in many children it is difficult to identify an allergic cause. Food allergy may be a trigger, as well as pet or dust mite exposure.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013
Dr. Linda Green answered
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Could be: Elevated ige and eosinophils are common in children with eczema. This can indicate allergies to either foods or airborne allergens. See a board certified allergist for evaluation.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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