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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
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
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 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?
Be brave: This is a question that dermatologists talk about often with patients. You can tell folks, "I have ___, it's not catching. It's painful but I am able to tolerate it." Otherwise, work on being physically fit -- this is 95% of good looks, skin notwithstanding. "Seal" (photo guy) is a music star and looks great despite his discoid lupus -- be productive & nice and you will mirror his self-confidence. ...Read more
When I was in : Junior high, i remember a chubby gal in gym class. Some girls were embarrassed to shower or get undressed after pe class. She never appeared hesitant at all. She was very popular ; handled herself with confidence. Frankly, i was so focused on her confidence ; her personality - that i never focused on her weight. That's when i first realized that we can make situations into what we want them to be. ...Read more
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