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Erythema Ab Igne
What creams i can use to treat violet patches developed due to excessive usage of hot packs! is it erythema ab igne! will it fade!
Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more
Avoid heat : Avoid application of a heat source o the area. The discoloration should resolve with time, which will vary depending on your complexion. ...Read more
Plz help me i've developed violet patches due to using hot packs fortt cervical MS spasm i think its erythema ab igne!. How to treat it urgently?!
Circulation increase: Almost like a burn but temporary. It will go away. Apply ice and stop using the hot packs. ...Read more
I think erythema ab igne appeared on breast after using heating pad on chest but went away. Does this mean i can't use heat on my chest any more?
Hello,Is there a cure for Erythema Ab igne ? I currently have it on my lower right leg (under my knee and moving upwards towards the side of my knee)
Yes: Stop using hot packs and watch it SLOWLY resolve. ...Read more
I'vee read that a recently developed erythema ab igni is reversible when stoppng exposure to the source of heat.. Is ths true?!
Yes, if early: Hello, this does depend on how early you catch it. If you notice the changes in skin very soon after using heat, your skin can recover after a period of time. However, if you have caused too much damage to the deeper layers of skin, you may always have this discoloration. The risk of developing skin cancer will also decrease over time with discontinued use if caught early. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best modality iin treating erythema ab agni on upper back which is NT markdely dark?I've recenltly developed it bec.Of hot packs.Plz help
Erythema Ab Igne: No definitive therapy is available for erythema ab igne. Reducing or eliminating exposure to the heat source early in the erythema ab igne disease process may reverse the hyperpigmentation. In cases of short duration, complete resolution occurs with removal of the offending heating device. More advanced cases may respond somewhat to tretinoin, and 5-fluorouracil cream can help clear. ...Read more
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My dermatologist've prescribed me 4%hydroquinone+tretinon+mometasone furoate for 3wks 2 treat erythema ab igni.Is it safe 2 use 4 such long duration?
I believe yes: I am not myself a dermatologist, but am familiar with erythema ab igni. It's a challenge to treat and this looks like a good protocol. ...Read more