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With a baby with eczema how do you know which foods the baby is allergic to, without trying out 30 different foods?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: You don't.
First of all, food allergy is not the only cause of eczema, by a long shot, despite what you read on the web.
Assuming your baby does have a food allergy, there's really no way around trial and error to find the culprit. But before you go to all that trouble, you might want to see a dermatologist, who may be able to pinpoint another cause of your child's eczema.

In brief: You don't.
First of all, food allergy is not the only cause of eczema, by a long shot, despite what you read on the web.
Assuming your baby does have a food allergy, there's really no way around trial and error to find the culprit. But before you go to all that trouble, you might want to see a dermatologist, who may be able to pinpoint another cause of your child's eczema.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Don't
Some estimate as many as 1/3 of kids with eczema could have food allergies that contribute to the problem.There are blood tests that screen for the major foods & these could be used as a guide to select foods for exclusion.
High IgE levels to any food would be worrisome and worthy of a consultation with an allergist. The correlation between any such test & true sensitivity yes or no is not perfect

In brief: Don't
Some estimate as many as 1/3 of kids with eczema could have food allergies that contribute to the problem.There are blood tests that screen for the major foods & these could be used as a guide to select foods for exclusion.
High IgE levels to any food would be worrisome and worthy of a consultation with an allergist. The correlation between any such test & true sensitivity yes or no is not perfect
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
Thank
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