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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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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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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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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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Managing Eczema (Checklist)

Decrease bathing.
every other day
Use Dove Sensitive skin soap
once
Moisturize , moisturize, moisturize
once
Avoid Triggers
once
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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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Will eczema patches leave scars?

Will eczema patches leave scars?

Not usually: Inflammation from eczema tends to be superficial. If it's not infected and if you don't scratch it too rigorously, the patches in general heal without scarring. However, if it is not in good control, chronic rigorous scratching can result in permanent discoloration typically seen in people with darker complexion. For this reason, routine moisturizing and controlling the itch are both important. ...Read more

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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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Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

With time: With time (usually months), the lighter patches should gradually improve. Make sure to moisturize regularly with a hypoallergenic frangrance-free product. ...Read more

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