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23 Dec 2002

Exema
Hello Doc,

Not too sure if spelling (Exema) is correct... I suffer from bad exema, most probably because I also suffer from Asthma & Hay-fever (apparently these 3 go hand in hand in most cases). What causes Exema? Is it cuased by something I eat, dring, ect? I'm getting married in 2 months time and hope not to have Exema by that time, as my whole body is currently covered! Would sun-shine help in preventing it or help in some kind of way!
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01 Jan 0001

Tanya, eczema may be caused by allergies, but it doesn’t have to be. It is often difficult to identify the cause and treating it can also be quite a challenge. The best would be to see a dermatologist a.s.a.p. so that you have more than enough time to get rid of it. Sunlight may help, but I doubt that you can use it as exclusive treatment. If push comes to shove, you always have cortisone tablet and/or injections to fall back on. Good luck.
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