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Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

Eczema food allergies mistaken for ring worm?

possibly: The distribution pattern for eczema is fairly predictable, while "ring worm" which is a superficial fungus infection can occur anywhere on the body including scalp, beard, trunk, groin, foot. Both rashes can be itchy, but eczema is really itchy. Eczema responds well to cortisone creams/ointments, while cortisone can potentially worsen ringworm. Doc can scrape the lesion and culture for fungus. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

My first child is 3.5 years old and has eczema/wheezing (food allergies wheat, egg, nuts). Nobody in family history had. Next child can have the same?

Probably: Asthma, allergies and eczema run in the same families. Not all members of family have all symptoms. Some might have eczema and allergies and others might have other symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

How can you tell if my eczema is from a food allergy?

Timing and testing: About 33% of people with moderate to severe eczema have an allergic trigger. The allergic trigger could be a food or dust mite. Sometimes the pattern of eating the food followed by flaring of the eczema will help, but the best test is to eliminate the food and monitor to see if the eczema improves. To determine which foods to eliminate, allergy blood or skin tests can be helpful, but not perfect. ...Read more

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Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

Can eczema be caused by food allergies?

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. ...Read more

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How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

How to tell if my eczema is due to a food allergy?

Testing: The two best ways are either to see an allergist for testing or to completely remove that food from your diet, treat the eczema and if it doesn't return that food could be the culprit. ...Read more

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What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

What causes eczema flare ups if it's not a food allergy in a toddler?

Many possibilities: The primary triggers for eczema flare-ups are food exposures, changes in weather/temperature, using the wrong soaps and moisturizers, and environmental allergens (pets, dust mites). ...Read more

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Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

Son has food allergies and eczema, but healthy. Twice now, in a couple months, he has had a low temp while sick(96.3) His norm:97.5. Worry?

? thermometer: His regular temperature appears to be below average and I wonder as to how accurate the thermometer is. Try another one to see if you get the same measurement. I have no ready explanation for the lower temperature while being sick but it is possible that being less active or not eating tends to lower one's temperature. However the accuracy of your thermometer should be verified. ...Read more

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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

I need help! How do I know if I have food allergy acne/eczema?

Suspect / test: There are a variety of blood tests your physician can obtain on blood that can provide evidence for or against a food allergy. Allergists also employ skin tests which provide a different but helpful set of information. ...Read more

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I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

I've never had food allergies & tested neg for them, but do have eczema & chronic hives. does this mean i'll react to big allergens like nuts & fish?

Not necessarily: In fact, your own experience with eating nuts and fish is a much more reliable indicator of whether you're actually allergic than the results of skin testing will be. I think your allergist will tell you the same thing. The best way to determine whether your skin issues are due to allergy is a few weeks' trial of an elimination diet. Ask about it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

SEBORRHEIC VS ATOPIC: LIKE FRUIT, THEY ARE BOTH RELATED. THEY ARE SKIN PROBLEMS. BUT THEY ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN THAT ONE (ATOPIC DERMATITIS) IS USUALLY INHERITED AND EXTREMELY ITCHY. OCCURS IN THE BENDS OF THE KNEES AND ELBOWS. AND OTHER AREAS. SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS OCCURS ON THE SCALP WITH FLAKING AND ITCHING, AND SOMETIMES ON THE CHEST. ATOPICS CAN PRESENT WITH THIS AS EARLY AS 2 OR 3 MONTHS OF AGE AND CAN LAST ...Read more

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Could food allergy worsen atopic dermatitis? Allergy test said i don't have food allergy but i feel I do after eating certain food like chicken, soda,

Could food allergy worsen atopic dermatitis? Allergy test said i don't have food allergy but i feel I do after eating certain food like chicken, soda,

Food Allergy: Yes food allergies can cause atopic dermatitis. Testing may not always be accurate. My suggestion is to do a food challenge by eliminating the food you are worried about for a week and then introducing it back. If you skin clears and then gets the rash back after reintroducing the offending food, simply avoid that food. ...Read more

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I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

I've atopic dermatitis with white flaky itchy scalp when i don't eat soy fish diary nut my symptom get disappear my prick test food allergy is negative?

Avoid them: I am please something is helping your eczema. The relationship between food allergies and eczema is not well understoo. I would just encourage you to continue doing what works.D. ...Read more

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Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?

Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...Read more

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What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy?

Reaction to a food.: People can become allergic to many substances including certain foods. Some foods are more likely, such as milk, egg, wheat, soybean, shellfish, peanut, or nuts. Reactions can range from rash and itching to anaphylactic shock. ...Read more

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What is a food allergy?

What is a food allergy?

Immunologic response: A food allergy is a specific immunologic response that your body has to a food that can lead to various symptoms. This is different from a food intolerance, such as excess gas, nausea or diarrhea. ...Read more

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How to cure food allergy?

How to cure food allergy?

Avoid: Unfortunately the only totally proven method is avoidance.Slow efforts at tolerance are poor in results. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Food Allergy (Definition)

Results in a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when certain food is eaten. Can also be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, ...Read more