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Hi..will itching spread eczema.will it make it worse..!!!

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Eczema: Greetings. Itching will not cause the eczema to spread via a leaking of fluid but the skin cells becoming activated and a cellulitis to occur could happen. Your skin is in an activated or primed state. Itching can cause more swelling and redness.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Scratching it: will make it worse and can get the skin infected. Try a non scented moisturizer.

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