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Eczema, allergies to milk and eggs, scratches until bleeds, had anaphylactic shock, vomiting. Suggestion?

My 8 year old grandson has excema and allergies to milk and eggs . He scratches all the time and especially if he gets upset about somthing. He scratches sometimes until he bleeds . He had anafalaxic shock when he was almost 3. We thought maybe he would grow out of it, but not true yet. ABout a month ago he had a virus and was throwing up. Now he thinks that if he eats he will get sick again, so he is eating very little and the things he does eat, he questions his mom or me how we fixed it and are we sure no eggs or milk is in it. He is so worried about what he eats that I am afraid he is going to develop an ulcer or make himself sick. Any suggestions on how to get him over this.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Apr 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Dear JCoates,
You have to make sure your son stops the cycle of itch, scratch and bleeds. Eczema is still probably not under control and will not be helped if he has allergies to (say) house dust mite, cockroaches etc.
Food allergies worsening eczema is smetimes the case and the evidence is more for eggs and milk apparently making eczema worse.
I hope he had a skin test to prove the food allergies in the past. If yes, he needs to be retested for aero-allergens such as dust mite, pollens etc that may be worsening control of eczema.
Egg allergy rarely persists into adulthood and if you ensure his eczema is controlled and tested for other allergies, he may eventually outgrow his egg allergy.
He needs extensive counseling regarding the eczema, how and what he can do to control it (such as avoiding soaps for washing which dries the skn and leads to itching, that he scratches and bleeds); moderate strength steroid creams, lots of moisturisers, even tacrolimus cream for face and neck that his Allergist or Dermatologist can prescribe.
Once the eczema is under very good control, skin tests will help determine what is going on.

I hope that was useful.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
get your son allergy test
find out allergens
and start with sublingual immunotherapy
the latest treatment of food allergies
Answered: Sat, 16 Jun 2012
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