How is infantile eczema diagnosed?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Diagnosing infantile eczema can be difficult because symptoms vary and there is no single test for it. A doctor will ask about medical and family history of hay fever and allergies. He or she will also ask about things that may cause your child's irritation, including stress. A physical exam will reveal how severe and widespread the flare-up has become. Tests may be done to rule out other conditions as a cause for the irritation. Consult a dermatologist for more information.

 

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