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How is eczema diagnosed?

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A pediatrician, dermatologist, or your primary care provider can make a diagnosis of eczema. While there are no tests to determine eczema, most often your doctor can tell if it's eczema by looking at your skin and by asking a few questions.

Since many people with eczema also have allergies, your doctor may perform allergy tests to determine possible irritants or triggers. Children with eczema are especially likely to be tested for allergies.

From: Skin Conditions and Eczema WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology: "What is Eczema?"

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on May 17, 2019

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