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I just wanted to pass this information on. I suddenly began to have episodes of eczema about four years ago. I had never experienced it before in my life, and I am 71. We moved to the Knoxville, Tennessee, area when I retired in 2003. My dermatologist has always claimed that the eczema was not due to allergies, but I recently took some allergy tests and found I was allergic to pollens (trees and grasses) and dust mites. Doctors started giving me allergy shots about two months ago, and not only have my allergies disappeared, my eczema has also disappeared! I am itch-free for the first time in four years.
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