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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?

Yes: Skin changes, specifically dryness and cracking can be side effects of accutane. Talk to your prescribing dermatologist about these complaints to determine a treatment plan. If the skin changes are painful, oozing or red, or you are suspicious there is an infection, seek the advice of your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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I have eczema on my legs and arms .Please advice and Could you recommend an effective moisturiser?

I have eczema on my legs and arms .Please advice and Could you recommend an effective moisturiser?

Use cream; wash less: Eczema can be treated by increasing the moisture in the skin, by using creams like CeraVe or Cetaphil. Hydrocortisone 1% cream is over-the-counter, and can be used twice a day for 4-5 days. If the eczema is not better by then, a doctor needs to look at the rash. If the rash is better, then the hydrocortisone can be used once a day for a few more days, and then stopped. Avoid over-washing skin. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my face arms and legs can I use triamcinolone on my face?

I have eczema on my face arms and legs can I use triamcinolone on my face?

Yes.: Yes, you may use triamcinolone on your face; however, make sure to avoid any contact within the eyes. Before administration, make sure to wash and dry your hands as well as clean and dry the affected area. When applying triamcinolone, apply only a thin layer to the affected area. Do not use it on any open skin or wounds. ...Read more

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My toddler seems to have rather severe eczema. It's all over his face, arms & legs. Could it be something else? There's no blisters just bumpy and dry

My toddler seems to have rather severe eczema. It's all over his face, arms & legs. Could it be something else? There's no blisters just bumpy and dry

Moderate/severe: Eczema can be quite dramatic in appearance when it is moderate / severe. if the diagnosis has been confirmed by your pediatrician and/or dermatologist then that is probably what the child has. Continue the treatments as recommended - winter is always worse! ...Read more

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What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things. My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

What can an eczema patient get tested for besides food and normal things.  My thick eczema on feet with cuts and cuts on fingers and arms and legs.

Probably no allergie: Most patients with excema are not specifically allergic to something. This is a problem that can be inherited and while it is treatable is not curable. It is usually treated with topical cortisone creams, moisturizers, mild soaps and sometimes bleach baths or oral antibiotics. You need to see a dermatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I only have mild eczema. I get white patches (discolouration) on my arms and legs every summer. Why is this? And what's the best treatment.

I only have mild eczema. I get white patches (discolouration) on my arms and legs every summer. Why is this? And what's the best treatment.

Discoloration: Whenever the skin becomes inflamed or irritated it will heal lighter in color or darker in color. This is because the melanocytes produce pigment and transfer their pigment granules to the keratinocytes. Usually the color evens our after a season or two. The best treatment is to prevent the inflammation from the eczema by the use of topical medications prescribed by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

1 yr old has red bumps on arms, legs, back-seems to be spreading and has leathery feel. Dr said was dry skin but is spreading a lot. Could be eczema?

Skin: Yes, it sounds exactly like eczema. You can treat his with lotions or steroid creams for maximum benefit. However this process does come and go and may spread at times. Hope this helps. ...Read more