Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema) - Exams and Tests
Most cases of
atopic dermatitis can be diagnosed from a medical
history and a physical exam.
Your doctor may recommend
allergy testing to find out what might be causing your atopic dermatitis. Allergy testing is most helpful for people
with atopic dermatitis who also have respiratory allergies or asthma.
Testing can also help find out if certain foods, such as eggs or nuts, are making the condition worse. Talk with your doctor about testing for allergies before making dietary changes.
If a specific allergen is
thought to trigger your atopic dermatitis, you and your doctor will discuss how
to remove it from your diet or environment while
closely observing and recording your symptoms.