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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

Person 2 person eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Christopher Moeller
Board Certified, Dermatology
33 years in practice
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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What will happen if you squeeze patches on your skin from eczema?

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Board Certified, Dermatology
23 years in practice
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What will happen if you squeeze patches on your skin from eczema?

Can make worse: Squeezing or scratching/rubbing the skin can cause the eczema to worsen and also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation or discolorations and scarring. Instead of squeezing, apply topical steroids or creams intended to distract the skin from itching (contain lidocaine, camphor, menthol) and take antihistamines. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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How to make white patches of eczema go away?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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How to make white patches of eczema go away?

Time: If the skin gets depigmented from scratching, the passage of time may heal it. It may takes many days or weeks however for this to happen. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
2M people helped
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Eczema has left dark patches on my skin, what to do?

Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
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Eczema has left dark patches on my skin, what to do?

Various Options...: Daily treatment with moisturizers is important to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Moisture from cocoa butter helps speed and stimulate the process of collagen production, fading the appearance of scars. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a natural healer. It works especially well if your scar is fresh. Look into scar creams, ointments, and gels. Consult with a dermatologist for more ideas. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
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I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil i do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
137M people helped
I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil i do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.

Get seen: Nobody here is going to diagnose a rash from a photo. I appreciate your concern for your health, but you deserve to be seen for this by a good general physician and perhaps then a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?

Dr. Glynis Ablon
Board Certified, Dermatology
24 years in practice
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I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?

Post inflammatory: often times the redness of eczema can turn dark or brown as a result of the resolving rash especially in darker skin types. Typically I start my patients on lightening agents once their eczema is under control and add beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more

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Dr. Manfred Rothstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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My 4 month old has dry white patches on his face & lately he's been rubbing his face a lot. Could it be eczema? What should I do?

Dr. Manfred Rothstein
Board Certified, Dermatology
42 years in practice
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My 4 month old has dry white patches on his face & lately he's been rubbing his face a lot. Could it be eczema? What should I do?

Eczema: Most likely mild eczema. Liberal use of emollients and cautious use of Hydrocortisone cream 1/2 or 1% very thinly once or twice a day. ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
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Doctors can you tell me why do I enjoy hurting my own eczema patches?

Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
2M people helped
Doctors can you tell me why do I enjoy hurting my own eczema patches?

Avoid Scratching: Not sure why you enjoy "hurting" your eczema but I can tell you that scratching your eczema patches will only make your skin condition worse. Take OTC antihistamines and use daily moisturizers to help reduced the itching sensation causing you to pick at your lesions. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
21M people helped
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Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

Dr. Stephen Southard
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
21M people helped
Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

It can: It sounds like you have postinflammatory hypopigmentation. If this is truly the case and there hasn't been much scarring in the area, reasonable sun exposure can help repigment the area. ...Read more

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