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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of chronic eczema for good?

How can I get rid of chronic eczema for good?

It is very difficutl: It is very dificult to actually "cure" chrinoc eczmea. At times, when you get it as a child you can grow out of it however usually as adults it sticks around. The best approach is to see a dermatologist to get on a skin regimen that will minimize your flaring. ...Read more

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What are the emotional effects of chronic eczema on a child?

What are the emotional effects of chronic eczema on a child?

Kid chronic eczema: Chronic inflammation of any type in the skin can be extremely isolating. Kids can be cruel, and constant questioning or worse, ostracization, can be the ultimate cruelty. Being up front with your child is really helpful. Helping them prepare answers to the inevitable questions is necessary, as is humor. The way you react to their skin and its ups and downs will determine how they react. ...Read more

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Please I have a dark spot on my skin as a result of chronic eczema how do I remove it ?

Please I have a dark spot on my skin as a result of chronic eczema how do I remove it ?

See answer: You can read about skin lightening products here> http://wb.md/1PAfzLl Additional information and precautions here> http://bit.ly/1S8Du5c ...Read more

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I have chronic eczema on elocon cream with no relief. Alternatives?

I have chronic eczema on elocon cream with no relief. Alternatives?

See Doctor: With chronic eczema nonresponsive to elocon, stronger, more intense therapy may be needed. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of chronic eczema without cortisone?

What method is there to get rid of chronic eczema without cortisone?

Chronic eczema: There are other new meds available like Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic, but you have to get rid of triggers like food allergies, dryness, and preventing skin from drying up or exposure to allergens. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby will also have chronic eczema like her mother?

Have to wait and see: Most experts believe that eczema has a genetic basis although environmental factors contribute to the development of eczema as well. Unfortunately there is no way to tell whether your child will develop eczema as she matures. Age of onset is usually before 5 years of age and there seems to be a slightly higher rate of eczema in females. Just have to wait and see. ...Read more

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My 13 year old son has chronic eczema - after a bad flare up he now has numerous pus filled boils all over his body. I'm worried.

My 13 year old son has chronic eczema - after a bad flare up he now has numerous pus filled boils all over his body. I'm worried.

Infection possible: It is possible to get an infection in the skin following eczema. It sounds like this may have happened with your son. I would take him to see his doctor to see if he needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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Prednisone for chronic eczema. I have put on at least 20 kg in 10 years. How long will it take to lose this weight now I have stopped taking it?

Prednisone for chronic eczema. I have put on at least 20 kg in 10 years. How long will it take to lose this weight now I have stopped taking it?

2nd opinion: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more