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Eczema Symptoms Causes
Clitoris has eczema like symptoms - there is a layer of dead skin that can be peeled off. Returns even when peeled away. Is it a cause of concern?
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
What can cause the top of my nine yr olds penis to itch. No redness and dr found no symptoms like eczema. Botched circumsision?
Contact dermatitis?: Sometimes a nine year old is not the best at toilet hygiene and after urination there may be some urine present on and around the glans. Urine is irritating and cause itching, or later redness, rash in the area. Also the moist, warm environment make things even worse. Circumcision issues is unlikely as cause for the itching. Use some baby wipes after peeing for a week and see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will vitamin/mineral deficiency cause eczema-like symptoms? (if yes, what vitamin(s) or mineral(s)?)
Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?
Not an allergy: Stomach cramps suggest lactose intolerance (LI) which develops when the small intestine does not make enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest the lactose found in dairy products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, bloating & gas. Your icon suggests you are black; LI is much more common in those of African descent. Limit lactose containing foods and try lactase enzymes or drops. ...Read more
Increase in vaginal discharge causing irritation. No other symptoms but I have eczema. Could it be the eczema being irritated rather than infection?
Not likely: Eczema is a disease of keratinized skin, like the skin you see on your body that may or may not have hair. The vagina is composed of mucous membranes, similar to the inside of your mouth so eczema will not affect the vagina. It is more likely some type of infection so this will need evaluation. ...Read more
Born with tendency.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma;someone with eczema has skin that's overly sensitive to dryness and irritation. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy rash: So much of the diagnosis depends on the location, duration and "itchiness" of the rash. Eczema is universally itchy and it has a predilection for certain areas of the body--arms, legs, neck and eyelids (there are many exceptions to this rule). It also has a characteristic appearance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize; HC cream: For mild to moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, available at most stores, and works well. A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. Examples: cetaphil, cerave, eucerin. Some people avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances due to sensitivity to the ingredients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat & Prevent: With all respect to the first responder, ultra-potent topical steroids are unnecessary in all but the most recalcitrant cases, in my experience. My basic approach to eczema treatment is to find the cause, which is usually there if you look for it. If eliminating the cause is impossible, medium-strength topical steroids and other treatments achieve control in most cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moisturize: The primary treatment for eczema is to moisturize the skin. You can't moisturize too much. We often recommend cetaphil or eucerine but any good moisturizer is okay. You can also decrease bathing as this adds to decreasing the moisture of your skin so when you bathe use a cap of baby oil in the water and lotion up after. Use your steroid creams as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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