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Eczema Diagnosis

The medical fraternity seems to agree that identifying eczema can sometimes be tricky. There are a number of other skin conditions which can seem deceptively similar to eczema; for instance Psoriasis sometimes can look like eczema.

Eczema diagnosis is generally based on the appearance of inflamed, itchy skin in eczema sensitive areas such as face, chest and other skin crease areas. However, given to the many possible reasons of eczema flare ups, your doctor is likely to ascertain a number of other things before making a judgment:

  • An insight to your family history
  • Your dietary habits
  • Your lifestyle
  • Allergic tendencies
  • Any prescribed drug intake
  • Any chemical or material exposure at home or workplace
  • To determine whether your eczema flare is resulting from an allergen, your doctor may suggest a blood test called radioallergosorbent test (RAST). In the test, blood is mixed with an allergen; antibodies developing in the blood are the sign of an allergy.

    The diagnosis may also involve a skin lesion biopsy; removal of a small piece of skin for examination in a laboratory.

    Blood test and biopsy are not regular procedure for eczema diagnosis. However, doctors at time do follow it in order to draw a conclusive judgment.

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