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Swollen lymph nodes on left neck, could it be from eczema + acne? Should the swelling go down after 5 days of antibiotics? If not, is biopsy needed?

Swollen lymph nodes on left neck, could it be from eczema + acne? Should the swelling go down after 5 days of antibiotics? If not, is biopsy needed?

Painful or painless?: Is the lymph node painful or not? There are several reason of lymph node swelling. Infections can be one of the cause, and antibiotics would reduce the size in general if treated appropriately. Acne doesn't usually cause swollen lymph node unless secondary infection exists. Any tooth infection, sinus problem? If no changes in the lymph node size after treatment, you may need biopsy. Good luck!

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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I normally have eczema, not sure if this is it. Local swelling with pus buildup and local redness, pain and sensitive - about 3-4 days?

I normally have eczema, not sure if this is it. Local swelling with pus buildup and local redness, pain and sensitive - about 3-4 days?

Could be infection.: I would recommend having this looked at by your doctor. It certainly may have started as eczema, but at this point sounds like it is infected. It may even be an abscess. Your doctor will be able to tell with an examination and get you the proper treatment.

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How can you reduce facial swelling from blistering eczema?

How can you reduce facial swelling from blistering eczema?

See Dermatologist: Uncomplicated eczema does not blister. Eczema may sometimes weep or get crusty and even then it is often a sign of secondary infection, usually bacterial. If you have eczema with blisters then you may have a secondary viral infection called "eczema herpeticum " in which case you need to consult a dermatologist immediately.

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I have eczema. At times I beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling. What is the causeof this?

I have eczema. At times I beeak out and itch on my face and inner thighs, with a lil swelling. What is the causeof this?

Itch common: A major feature of eczema is significant itching. The itching and rash can occur anywhere but usually follows a particular pattern depending on age. Facial eczema is more common in children and inner thigh is not a typical location. There are many triggers of itching with eczema including dyes and fragrances in soaps and detergents, sweating, foods or environmental allergens. See your allergist.

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Is there a chance that swelling of my feet and lower legs (excessivly) can have any thing to do with exzema. Very painful, and unable to walk.?

Is there a chance that swelling of my feet and lower legs (excessivly) can have any thing to do with exzema. Very painful, and unable to walk.?

Eczema swelling: Some autoimmune diseases, of which eczema is classified, can lead to excessive swelling of the lower extremities. I often do not see much swelling with eczema in general though. Often times, other autoimmune issues may be at work and should be evaluated. If you have any other medical issues, such as heart or lung, these may contribute to swelling, as well.

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Can full body eczema cause lymph nodes in arm pits to swell?

Can full body eczema cause lymph nodes in arm pits to swell?

Eczema: Yes, chronic eczema can cause your lymph nodes to swell because of low grade infection.

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

No cure, treatable: There is no cure for eczema but atopic conditions such as eczema or asthma can be easily treated with a good regimen, and with steroids with flareups. (www. Chrisohmd. Com).

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

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How to cure eczema?

How to cure eczema?

HC cream; moisturize: To treat mild or moderate eczema, hydrocortisone 1% cream (a thin coat on the rash twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps.

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Is eczema hereditary?

Sometimes: Eczema is in the same group of conditions as allergies and asthma, and can run in families the way they do. It can occur without a family history, though. Also, similar rashes can be caused by contact with irritants or certain metals if you're allergic to them. Use sensitive skin cleanser, avoid bathing in very hot water, and use sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily. See your doc if you need.

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How to manage eczema?

Moisturise: Eczema is a dry / itchy skin condition caused by impaired barrier function rendering the skin more sensitive. The mainstay of treatment is regular daily emollient / moisturiser to nourish the skin and improve its barrier function. Moisturise the whole body. Intermittent targeted use of corticosteroid ointment can be used for flare ups. Caution with soaps. Www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/atopic-eczema/

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Yes, it can be.: Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. It can occur in any age, most often it affects infants and young children.

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Is eczema hereditary?

Is eczema hereditary?

Blame your parents?: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I blame my parents whenever I get the chance, that's what they are there for!

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How eczema can be cured?

How eczema can be cured?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

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What is good for eczema?

Avoid triggers.: Eczema flare-ups may have a specific trigger, such as a food or heat or perspiration or tobacco smoke. Scratching is a trigger too. Keeping the skin hydrated with moisturizers is the core of treatment - specially after bathing. Steroid creams can stop the itch-scratch-itch cycle of flare-ups. Some studies suggest getting enough vitamin vitamin d, omega 3's & probioitmay help - but not proven.

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What is done for eczema?

What is done for eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more