How does eczema relate to allergies or asthma?

A strong link. A mom told me in israel her son's eczema was referred to as skin asthma; a great way to emphasize that infantile eczema often precedes onset of asthma by 2-3 years. For every 3 kids seen for eczema 2 react to foods on skin/blood testing. Only 1 of 3 improves with elimination of some foods. They're never allergic to all the foods to which they react. Dust mites may be the primary culprit in the end.
Common etiology... Asthma and eczema can both be due to allergies. Once allergic triggers are known, avoidance as much as possible should be done.

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My child has several allergies, eczema and asthma how can I help?

See an Allergist. You need to see a specialist trained in allergy and asthma. Allergists can provide significant answers and treatments to help your child. All three illnesses are inter-related, so oftentimes treating one can help the other illnesses. Please see an allergist and you will notice a life-changing experience for your child. They will be happier....And you will be happer. Read more...
You already are by. Asking questions. Eliminate cigarette smoke. Live at least 500 yards from roads with heavy truck traffic (diesel exhaust). Give your child plenty of exercise & sunshine. Increase vitamin d & omega 3 foods in diet. Avoid wool. With your child's doctor establish a plan of treatment & stick to it. Get prompt medical attention for unexpected changes in condition. Read more...
Allergies and asthma. No pets, no rugs and cloth blinds, no stuffed animals in bed, hypoallergenic mattress, vaccum with hepa filters, wash away allergens, dust mite tends to thrive in bedding and pillows wash at least once a week, use green cleaning products, prevent molds, keep pollens out close doors and windows, control bugs and pests, use humidity controllers andair purifier, reduce pet danders or get rid of them, vacuum often. Read more...
Follow up care. Medicines can reduce his symptoms so follow up care with his allergist is key. Learning about the illness so you can be an active participant in his care is also key. Helping him avoid causative agents is also "job one.". Read more...
Know the triggers. It is frequently helpful to know the triggers so that they can be avoided, if at all possible. Medications can surely be helpful and represent a mainstay of therapy. Appropriate use of immunotherapy, or allergy shots, can also be worthwhile. Read more...

Is a child who has eczema also more likely to have allergies or asthma?

Yes. Although everybody's different, we speak of the prototypic "allergic march" - eczema as a toddler, allergic rhinitis by ages 4-7, and asthma in early adolescence. Many people will skip one or two of these problems, but in general, young children with eczema will go on to develop allergies and asthma if they are not carefully treated for their underlying allergies. Read more...
Yes... All of these have allergy in common. So, eczema is due to allergy and asthma can also be due to allergy. So, a child with one may also have other manifestations of allergy. Read more...
Yes. Having eczema means he is an allergic individual and is predisposed to other allergies. It does not necessarily mean he will have these other allergy tendencies but his risk is greater than the risk of someone in the general population. Read more...

My 2 year old son suffers from allergies, asthma and eczema. His received his last shots at 8 months. There isn't a dr here that will see him. Advice?

There has got to be . You live in san antonio texas, it is difficult to believe that there is no doctor who will see your twoyears old son who has common pediatrics conditions.I will call aroud or go to a clinic affiliated with a teaching hospital, or call your local health department and they can provide the neccessary immunisation.You may b referred to an allergist if his allergies are severe and difficult to manage. Read more...
See below. Ask your local pharmacist, a lot of the allergy medicines are over the counter and they may help both the asthma and eczema. Or get better insurance if you can, then maybe you can see a doctor. Read more...

2 year old seen allergy & asthma dr, has asthma & showed signs of allergies prescribed singular, tests schd 2weeks, but what can be causing bad eczema?

Food or dust mites. 1/3 of children with eczema have food allergies. The culprits are usually egg, milk, peanut, wheat, tree nuts, corn, soy. 1/3 are allergic to house dust mite. 1/3 have no discernible allergies. The presence of asthma & allergic rhinitis makes allergy more likely. Read more...
Allergies. Children that are atopic otherwise known as having allergies manifest their symptoms in many different ways. Asthma and eczema are two of the more common ones. Identifying your allergies so yo can initiate environmental controls will be helpful. You may also need medications. Read more...

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...
Yes, but dangerous. Anabolic steroids, such as dianobol, should not interfere with asthma, allergies or eczema. However, it can adversely affect the liver and cause estrogen side effects. There is a good article in wikipedia. I'd stay away from it. Read more...

I have had eczema all my life and allergies and was diagnosed recently w asthma my doctor said all 3 r related how is asthma related to eczema?

See below. They are all hypersensitivity reactions in your body to different area: asthma - lungs, allergies - mucosal membranes, and eczema - skin. There are theories as to why this occurs but due to the complexity of the answer, talk to your doctor about this. Read more...
Allergic disease. Eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma are all considered atopic diseases, or allergic in nature. Patients with one of these have a higher risk of developing one of the other conditions. Read more...

Hey I used the bathromm and im 13 and I had poop that was green and stringy eczema, asthma, and allergies

Green is OK. Poo can run the color spectrum from very dark green thru lighter greens to yellows then brown.It all depends on the action of gut germs that convert the very dark bile to lighter shades over time. Geen = less time in the system. Read more...

I've had allergies, asthma and eczema simce I was a child. The eczema has spread frm my arms to all over my legs amd torso what can I do?,

Is it eczema? Check with a doctor to make sure its really eczema. The distribution you are describing is atypical for adult eczema. Eczema in adults usually is primarily on the flexor surfaces (under the neck, behind the ears, behind the knees and elbows, wrists, groin...). A doctor can help you diagnose the rash you're having and treat it. Read more...
See MD. See your doctor to confirm if this is eczema or another skin disorder like psoriasis. Either way, you physician can treat and or refer to a dermatologist. Read more...

4yo with peanut & egg allergy & has eczema. He says his chest hurt & itchy & he breath quite loud, is this one of the asthma symptoms?

See a doc. These symptoms could be the sign of a serious allergic reaction if the child accidentally ate one of the foods s/he is allergic to. It could be asthma, but the itchy chest does not match this diagnosis, unless that is the way the toddler is describing "shortness of breath". Seek medical assistance immediately... Call your pediatrician. Read more...