Eczema

Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
CausesAppropriate Tests

Allergic diathesis (atopic eczema)

An inflammatory skin condition with variable appearance but including dryness, itching, redness, scaling and vesicles.

See also Pruritis, Asthma, Rhinitis/rhinorrhoea-allergic

Skin prick allergen testing or allergen specific immunoglobulin E with food allergens, inhalants, animal danders, or other allergens, if indicated.

Food allergy is identified by appropriate diets under specialist supervision.

Skin biopsy if severe, atypical, or if diagnosis uncertain.

Contact dermatitis