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DD's had full-body eczema in the past from food chemicals. Now we're doing a dairy trial, and she seems to be getting eczema only on her butt...which is one place where she never got eczema from food chemicals. But she did have eczema on her butt when she was very small, before we figured out that she reacted to dairy. She does still get eczema on her back and sides when the food chemical levels gets too high, so it doesn't seem to be a matter of eczema just happening to come back in a different spot. Is it possible for different foods/different things to actually cause eczema only in specific spots or in different spots?
 

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I think the short answer is yes, probably.<br><br>
I think it applies only to individuals, though. For instance, someone could always breakout on their hands and face for one food and trunk for another.<br><br>
But, I don't think that it's easy to say that most people who react to dairy get it on their back and soy on their legs, or whatever (not that you were saying that, but I think it's a good distinction to mention).<br><br>
I know my DD reacts terribly on her wrists and inner elbows to diary, but if she's had enough dairy (or say, we're rubbing her down with a buttermilk lotion <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">) she'll get them full-body.
 

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our DO called them "target spots." the body will react to certain food allergies/sensitivities in the target spots. our son has a dairy sensitivity and will break out in an "eczema"ish rash on his leg....same exact spot every time if he has too much dairy.
 

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For us, soy brings out eczema on the back of her knees and then it spreads upwards if we don't cut it out (last winter she started it in November and it was to the top of her head by Januray <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">) Emergen-C through my breastmilk brought out eczema on her face. Still not sure exactly what she reacted to in the Emergen-C.
 
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