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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Eczema (Definition)

The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions prominent symptoms include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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What to do if I have eczema on my head, help please?

What to do if I have eczema on my head, help please?

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp: treat with antifungal shampoos (selenium sulfide 2.5%, ketoconazole 2%). Also medicated shampoos (coal tar, salicylic acid, and sulfur) available over the counter as shampoos or lotions. Medicated shampoo should be used daily or 2-3 times per week for several weeks until resolved. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have eczema on your head?

Is it possible to have eczema on your head?

Yes: It is possible to have eczema on your head. There are however a few conditions which may mimic eczema on the scalp. The two most common are tinea capitis (a type of ringworm), and psoriasis. If this is an ongoing or longstanding problem, a culture of the area (ie. Dry flaky skin), should be taken. This can be used to determine if there is a fungal component. Specialized shampoos may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head and eczema on your face?

YES: Psoriasis cause is unknown, most often localized on the scalp, elbows, knees, etc. Eczema like contact dermatitis can set in the face if allergic to some cream. ...Read more

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3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

3 month old scratches head severely despite keeping nails trimmed. He has eczema. Is this the cause and how can I treat scratches and prevent it?

Exposure: I recommend you eliminate gluten and dairy exposure (that means you eliminate it if you are breastfeeding). Also, make sure you survey the environment your baby is in for likely allergens like pets, dust, carpets, detergents, etc. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as having eczema in your head? or is it lice?dandruff? also i have seen a dermatologist but that was earlier this year

Is there such thing as having eczema in your head? or is it lice?dandruff?
also i have seen a dermatologist but that was earlier this year

Yes you can have: eczema of the scalp, or seborrhea or psoriasis. Lice would not appear the same, but could cause itchiness and sometimes some red bumps at the base of the scalp. It's best to go back to the dermatologist or your primary care physician and have it checked. ...Read more

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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

Head lice? ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read more

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