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How do doctors do allergy tests if you have eczema?

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Your doctor can test you for allergies by putting a little bit of a substance on or under your skin. If you're allergic, a red bump will pop up. Your doctor may also do a blood test to check for something called IgE. Your body makes that when you come in contact with something you’re allergic to.

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Eczema in Children," "Testing Standards."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Dust Mite Allergy," "Mold Allergy," "Pollen Allergy."

Flohr, C. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, February 2014.

McLean, W.H. F1000 Reports Medicine, January 2011.

National Eczema Association: "Causes & Triggers," "What About Food Allergies?" "What About Other Allergies?"

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen Allergy."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 14, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Eczema in Children," "Testing Standards."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Dust Mite Allergy," "Mold Allergy," "Pollen Allergy."

Flohr, C. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, February 2014.

McLean, W.H. F1000 Reports Medicine, January 2011.

National Eczema Association: "Causes & Triggers," "What About Food Allergies?" "What About Other Allergies?"

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Pollen Allergy."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on June 14, 2020

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