I was referred by a gp to a pediatric allergist for both my kids. DD had the skin prick test and while didn't show an allergy was agreed she was intolerant to cows milk which she grew out of. DS also referred to same specialist. He didn't test him because I had managed to clear up his eczema by the time we got our appointment. We avoid dairy, soy and tomato. He also gets eczema from washing detergent so I use a sensitive brand (no fragrance) and in warmer weather dress him in cotton and use cotton bed sheets to avoid sweating. Good luck with your quest. Does she have any other symptoms to suggest allergies?
Thanks for checking in...the earliest I can get in is late next month for an allergy test. I know cortisone clears the ezcema but want to know what triggers it.
Has she had the eczema pretty much since birth?
Anything that might be causing her stress - new to child care? Spending more time away from mum? Stress can be a cause of eczema - my DD had it really bad on her back when I went back to work.
She does have allergies but wasn't exposed to any during that time - it was definitely the stress.
How old is bub? DD was almost 4 months when we did the blood test and we went to the women's and children's hospital as they're great there and do babies and kids all the time.
As a PP said though, the bloods aren't 100% accurate and can't test for everything. DDs came back as allergic to wheat and egg, but skin prick tests came back with both of those plus peanuts and tree nuts and we found out about her sesame allergy the hard way (she ate some hummus). So they could be a good idea to tide you over until you can get bub into a paediatric allergist.
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