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When should you see an allergist instead of a dermatologist for skin problems?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Depends

both specialities deal with allergic skin conditions: atopic eczema, contact eczema, urticaria of different forms, if the allergic condition is affecting more than one system, skin and respiratory tract for example, allergists deal with both, although there are no sharp lines, except for special expertise needed in either specialty, such as desensitization practiced by allergists

In brief: Depends

both specialities deal with allergic skin conditions: atopic eczema, contact eczema, urticaria of different forms, if the allergic condition is affecting more than one system, skin and respiratory tract for example, allergists deal with both, although there are no sharp lines, except for special expertise needed in either specialty, such as desensitization practiced by allergists
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