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What causes eczema, if you are not allergic to anything?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema: Eczema is not an allergy. It is a genetic trait usually associated with dry skin. Individuals with this, and their relatives, also have a high frequency of asthma and rhinitis- sinusitis. Allergy tests should be avoided because of false results. Food is almost never a factor. Antihistamines are not useful. Dermatologists can make a huge difference. Allergists are not for eczema.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
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