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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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My eczema has been flaring up all over my body and has yellow crust on top of areas after moisturizing. I'm using Euricin's thick creme but no results?

My eczema has been flaring up all over my body and has yellow crust on top of areas after moisturizing. I'm using Euricin's thick creme but no results?

Lot of possibilities: Crusting eczema can be caused by a lot of different things; oozing (weeping) skin from severely irritated spots, infection on top of eczema, ointment or thick cream residues, or sometimes not eczema at all. If you have having bad flares, it sounds like it's time to see a doctor who can look at your skin and decide if you should add sometime medicated like a steroid or antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

I have crusting and eczema on my nipple, does this mean anything?

Yes: Crusting and eczema in your nipple could be a sign of inflammation, dermatitis, the most important consideration is that you should see your primary doctor or a general surgeon immediately for a possible breasts mammogram and biopsy to rule out cancer or malignancy of the breast. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take from first contracting eczema herpeticum to the skin breaking out with fluid filled spots/crusty skin?

Eczema Herpeticum: 5-12 days. Read about it here===>http://www.Buzzle.Com/articles/eczema-herpeticum-symptoms.Html. As you probably know, there are less common, but potential more serious side effects than the usual blistering rash, fever, and discomfort that you get with an attack. It is best to contact your dermatologist to discuss controlling and treating the attack. ...Read more

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I have a small patch on the upper right outer side of my breast that's quite itchy, at first I thought it was just eczema but it is quite crusted ?

I have a small patch on the upper right outer side of my breast that's quite itchy, at first I thought it was just eczema but it is quite crusted ?

Better see ur doctor: Needs to be examined, can't give a specific diagnosis/advice based on the description, needs to be seen and felt, besides the history, best wishes ...Read more

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Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Once contracted eczema herpeticum, does it become really really itchy before the skin breaks out in the crusty clusters/rash?

Very itchy: Yes it is very itchy and it needs to be treated aggressively. You need to have your doctors give you medications for both the rash and the itch to control it. ...Read more

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Baby's eczema spot became open wound as she was able to scrape the crust. 5 days of mupirocin made it worse, stopped and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) now.is it ok?

Baby's eczema spot became open wound as she was able to scrape the crust. 5 days of mupirocin made it worse, stopped and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) now.is it ok?

Very frustrating: It's very hard to keep a baby or anyone else for that matter from continually scratching. Try socks on the hands during sleep but they usually come off anyway. Keep fingernails short and clean. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is fine. Occasionally oral antibiotics are required. Here's a secret: Moisturize, Moisturize , Moisturize and when you are done Moisturize some more. This is what will control the itching ...Read more

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Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?

Do many people experience dry ears (crusty outer infection) and eczema like lesions on arms and legs from accutane?

No: Eczematous otitis externa is very common, particularly among people who experience some type of dermatitis in the scalp. Autoimmune skin diseases are also more commonly associated with eczematous otitis externa. Accutane is not known to be an associated cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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