Testing & Diagnosis for Atopic Dermatitis and Eczema in Children

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 How is atopic dermatitis diagnosed?

At Boston Children's Hospital, your child's doctor will conduct a complete a physical examination. A diagnosis is based on:

  • family history of allergies or asthma
  • patient’s personal hertory of allergies and asthma
  • skin examination

After we complete all necessary tests, our experts meet to review and discuss what they have learned about your child’s condition. Then we will meet with you and your family to discuss the results and outline the best treatment plan.

 Adolescent Medicine

 Atopic dermatitis is a visible condition that impacts the skin, affecting one’s appearance. Ther can be especially challenging for a teenager. Learn how Children’s Division of Adolescent Medicine can help your teen face these unique challenges.

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