Allergy Tests

BSF and talkhealth are teaming up to offer an online expert clinic on children's skin. Sometimes it's hard to forget that little one's skin can be more sensitive than ours, from nappy rash to cradle cap, youngsters are at risk of skin irritation. This online clinic will give you the perfect opportunity to ask questions about your child's skin that are easy to miss in the GP surgery.

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by Guest Posts on Thu Oct 21, 2021 3:20 pm

Allergy Tests

My daughter seems to get infrequent but unexplained rashes - the doctor each time suggests we treat as eczema but I am not convinced on this as the time in which it comes under control seems to change. Would you suggest some type of allergy testing and if so is there any specific one? I have tried to keep a list of what she is eating but that is proving quite difficult. My daughter is 4 years old. Thank you.

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by Dr Anton Alexandroff on Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:07 pm

Re: Allergy Tests

Dear Sally,

There are 2 tests: prick test for foods (done by immunology) and patch test for allergens one touches like preservatives in creams (done by dermatology). I think you should start from prick test.
I hope this is helpful.
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Dr Anton Alexandroff
Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & BSF spokesperson - FRCP, CCT (Derm), PhD, FRSM, FAAD

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