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Does eczema spread from one part of the body to another?

Does eczema spread from one part of the body to another?

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

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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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Are there any good ways to prevent eczema from spreading from one part of my body to another?

Moisturizer: Keep the skin from getting dry, apply moisturizers, over the counter coco butter etc. ...Read more

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Managing Eczema (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep showers or baths brief, and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Daily, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Daily
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Does eczema spread when you scratch and touch other parts of the body?

No: Eczema is not an infectious disease and can not be spread. It just can appear on other parts of your body at different times. ...Read more

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Managing Eczema (Checklist)

Decrease bathing.
every other day
Use Dove Sensitive skin soap
once
Moisturize , moisturize, moisturize
once
Avoid Triggers
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Managing Eczema (Checklist)

Moisturize with cream or ointment, preferably something hypoallergenic
3x day
Consider wet wraps for severe eczema
daily
Try to avoid synthetic clothing or soaps and detergents that aggravate
daily
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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. ?

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. ?

Not eczema: Eczema is not contagious but can be hereditary. You need to have your rash checked. If it is a skin infection, you need to treat it and the baby should too. ...Read more

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