Last updated: Tuesday, 30, November, 2010
Allergic diathesis (atopic eczema)
An inflammatory skin condition with variable appearance but including dryness, itching, redness, scaling and vesicles.
Skin prick allergen testing or allergen specific immunoglobulin E with food allergens, inhalants, animal danders, or other allergens, if indicated.
Food allergy is identified by appropriate diets under specialist supervision.
Skin biopsy if severe, atypical, or if diagnosis uncertain.