Eczema is a very common skin condition affecting infants, children and adults. It is normally easily identified by redness, itching and flaking of the skin. Food allergy is important especially in the first few years of life. This is evaluated by Skin prick testing (SPT) and blood tests and history. A variant of eczema, i.e seborrhoeic dermatitis which affects the scalp, forehead and nose area may be part of a yeast /sugar sensitivity.
In addition to diagnosing allergies present, it can also guide as to likelihood of growing out of the Eczema and risk of Asthma and Hay Fever.
Inhalant allergies e.g. house dust mite, moulds, grass and tree pollens and animals become more important after the first few years.
In addition to Allergy diagnosis and management, Nutritional Supplements may also be individually selected which may boost the body’s immunity to Allergies and Intolerances.