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Can Eczema Spread From Person To Person
Poor Skin Hygiene: Eczema worsens due to poor skin hygiene and exposure to triggers. Treat by applying fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream 1-2 times/day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to determine what triggers could be making symptoms worse (dry winter months, allergy exposure, etc). ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that 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
It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Yes and no: The rash of eczema does not cause more rash, but the underlying attack of the immune system to one's skin, that is the heart of eczema, can attack any part of the skin and so it crops up all over, anywhere, appearing to spread. ...Read more
Eczema can do both: Eczema can stay localized or spread, depending on the kind of eczema and how well or poorly it is managed. There are sites of predilection for eczema that vary according to age (infants — cheeks, arms, legs), pediatric (behind knees and in front of elbows), adults (trunks, arms, legs, hands). See a dermatologist if your eczema is difficult to manage. ...Read more
Scratching it: Will make it worse and can get the skin infected. Try a non scented moisturizer. ...Read more
If you have eczema can it spread to your butt & vaginal area? I've just been diagnosed with it & trying to understand more abour it.
Eczema: Eczema skin distribution is different in adult and children. In children, eczematous lesions usually locate around the join, wrist, ankle and trunk area whereas in adult it is often at the hand and feet. However, it can be found anywhere in the body but not in the mucous membrane area like inside the vagina. If the mucus membrane is involved, a different diagnosis is needed to be identified. ...Read more
My brother's eczema has been getting worse. It's like the red blotches have spread everywhere now. This hasn't happened before. Will he be okay?
Go to dermatologist: Needs agressive rx before gets infected. Soa in th e tub x 30 minutes each day and apply vaseline immediatel after until seen. ...Read more
Cortisone: Consider an otc topical cortisone. If that doesn't help see your pcp for a possible prescription with stronger strength to treat the ezcema. ...Read more
Is eczema known to spread? I was diagnosed and it was getting better but now I've noticed that it has spread considerably on my face.
Eczema Issues: Eczema can affect any part of your body, more common behind knees, on wrists, elbows, neck and face but if not well controlled can generalize. Make sure you are moisturizing daily with fragrant-free moisturizer like Vanicream, Eucerin or Cetaphil. Avoid long hot showers. Use Dove white bar soap. Treat eczema flares with topical corticosteroid creams/ointments. See Dermatologist or Allergist. ...Read more
No.: It doesn't spread that way. You can, however, easily have it in both places. ...Read more
Hi, i have eczema but recently after changing provinces it has spread. Is it possible to get a prescription for advantan online?
My son 13 months old. He has red color eczema started when he was 4 months. It was spread all the body but now on back of(knees, elbows, nick)?
Not unusual: The distribution you describe is typical for eczema in his age group. Continuous use of a moisturizer of the affected areas is critical, as well as a burst of a topical steroid (hydrocortisone) for flare-ups. Also, maintaining at least 40% humidity in the house. If these do not improve his situation, you should consult his pediatrician. ...Read more
Also,. I have what I believe is eczema and maybe it has to do something with my baby getting rash. It has spread on my body to my neck and face.?
Normal for my baby's skin to become very red & hot after applying mupirocin? Allergic? Been on it for 2 weeks & "eczema" patch has spread so much.
Went to university across the continent. Eczema spread everywhere. When I visit home it get's worse. It's like a trigger. How can I prevent/treat this?
Eczema: Eczema is often exacerbated by dryness and/or stress. Occasionally foods and/or pets can be triggers. Heavily moisturize your skin daily with a cream, not lotion. Avoid hot baths, excessive soap. If it becomes itchy, you may need a topical cortisone prescription. Moisture is the key! ...Read more
Hi, my mom has itchy blemishes which start out red but turn black after a while and they have spread to her back. Could this be eczema or a fungus?
Cannot say: From your description it is hard to say which one-could even be something else. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Eczema on finger for yrs, recent mths spread, worse, and to finger next to it; very itchy, topical stroidal creams don't really help. What else to try?
Eczema: Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream, strong moisturizing ointments etc may help. See your doc ...Read more
I have read up on athletes foot. The symptoms seem to match up. But what I have is not contagious and it doesn't spread. Is it eczema?
Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread?
My son has what it looks like to be eczema on his legs. Started behind the knees the spread. Normal behavior otherwise. Should we check it out?
Yes get checked: Yes get it checked by your childs pediatrician or a dermatologist to make sure it is eczema and get it treated appropriately. ...Read more
Eczema on finger for yrs, recent mths spread, worse, and to finger next to it; very itchy, topical cortisol creams don't really help. What else to try?
Reduce stress levels: Is important with eczema as it's an inflammatory condition. Tthat's priority number #1. Then make sure you aren't using non organic soaps. Harsh antibacterial soaps & cleansers will irritate already sensitive fingers. Don't use static cling-free wipes in dryer as that affects your whole body. If not bleeding, try raw, virgin coconut oil. Change ur diet off fried, processed or sugary foods &, sodas. ...Read more
How to determine if it is athletes foot, eczema, or psoriasis. I have been told all 3. It does spread, itches, and has small fluid filled bubbles.
Eczema on arms and legs. At first, it was just my arms it went away for a little, but it came back and has now spread to my legs?
Eczema isn't: Contagious but can appear over many aspects of the body. There is no cure but I would see a dermatologist for new treatment options to control it. We know now it is a barrier dysfunction so barrier creams and oitnments help a lot ...Read more
I have lichenoid keratosis which my doctor described as solar lentigo with eczema. Incurable. How does it "behave"? Does it vanish/spread at times?
Variably expressed: Eczema can spread, but not usually on palms, make sure you moisturize all the available exposed areas regularly, daily ...Read more
I have be diagnosed with eczema in the past &, I believe that it may have spread to my penis. I have red bumps, dry skin, and it is incredibly ichy.
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