Eczema diagnosis can be achieved by a combination of history taking and clinical examination by a qualified medical expert.
- In remote, uncertain instances, your physician may advise a Skin Biopsy.
- Patch tests can be done when an allergic basis is suspected. Here, certain known allergens are introduced on the skin to reveal which of them are the most likely cause/s of Eczema.
- Serum IgE testing is done to find out if an allergy is the underlying cause of Eczema. It is a general test to determine a hypersensitive response and does not tell us the exact trigger.