Doctor insights on:
Exema Skin Condition
What happens if two people that have eczema (skin condition) will their offspring have it as well?
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that seems to be due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. A family history of this condition definitely puts offspring at risk for eczema as this condition tends to be passed on genetically. ...Read more
I need to know what to do with a skin condition that has developed on the top of my ankle. I had an anklet on that started irritating my ankle (it had just looked like eczema at first). (i have the same material on my wrist as a bracelet all the time with
I have a red rash on my left side that itches tried vassilene. I also have a skin condition like eczema but starts with a K. What could it be??
Keratosis pilaris: there is really no way to tell you exactly what you have, without seeing it. So you should make an appointment with the dermatologist to see if you have some type of eczema which can be treated nicely. One condition, call keratosis pilaris, can be treated in some cases. ...Read more
I have anal fissure brought about by dry skin/eczema condition. Currently treating with rectogesic and sudocrem. Anything else i can do specifically for the dry skin condition to avoid recurrence?
Morphea scleroderma: "Morphea is a relatively uncommon disorder that affects adults and children [1-4]. The annual incidence of morphea was approximately 3 per 100,000 people in a population in the United States between 1960 and 1993". http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pathogenesis-clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-morphea-localized-scleroderma-in-adults ...Read more
Mutations: The genetics are being worked out. Each freckle is a clone of melanocytes bearing a mutation that makes them more prone to produce pigment. The ability to get / expressed these mutations is itself genetic. If you've got freckles, enjoy them. They are endearing and a majority of your friends like them. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Prescription medications and self-care measures can improve this condition. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are a wide variety of skin conditions and many can be from an allergic reaction. The diagnosis can typically be found after a detailed history, thorough physical examination and sometimes testing. A dermatologist or allergist can assist in evaluating rashes and treating allergies. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more