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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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What will happen if you squeeze patches on your skin from eczema?

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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How to make white patches of eczema go away?

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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Eczema has left dark patches on my skin, what to do?

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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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.

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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I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?

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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Doctors can you tell me why do I enjoy hurting my own eczema patches?

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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Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

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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Is it normal for eczema patches to develope hard, firm nodules?

Is it normal for eczema patches to develope hard, firm nodules?

Prurigo Nodule: Nodular prurigo can occur at all ages but mainly in adults aged 20-60 years. Both sexes are equally affected. The individual prurigo nodule is a firm lump, 1-3 cm in diameter, often with a raised warty surface. The early lesion may start as a smaller red itchy bump. Crusting and scaling may cover recently scratched lesions. Older lesions may be darker or paler than surrounding skin. ...Read more

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