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Doctor insights on: First Signs Of Eczema

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What does eczema look like when it first starts?

What does eczema look like when it first starts?

Red, Dry, Scaly: Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin itchy and flaky. More common in people who have allergies. It can also run in families. The symptoms of eczema can include: intense itching, redness, small bumps, skin that flakes off or forms scales. More common in areas around elbow and knee creases, wrists, and sides of the neck. Can also get eczema on hands, forearms, and head. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sign that my eczema is going away?

How do I know if I have a sign that my eczema is going away?

Better with Time: Eczema is a chronic condition that can improve over time. Often it is worse as a child and slowly improves into adulthood. Signs of improvement include less frequent flares and less use of topical steroid creams. Make sure to always practice good skin hygiene measures with frequent moisturization even if your eczema is better controlled. In some cases eczema can worsen as an adult so stay vigilant ...Read more

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How long does it usually take from first contracting eczema herpeticum to the skin breaking out with fluid filled spots/crusty skin?

How long does it usually take from first contracting eczema herpeticum to the skin breaking out with fluid filled spots/crusty skin?

Eczema Herpeticum: 5-12 days. Read about it here===>http://www.Buzzle.Com/articles/eczema-herpeticum-symptoms.Html. As you probably know, there are less common, but potential more serious side effects than the usual blistering rash, fever, and discomfort that you get with an attack. It is best to contact your dermatologist to discuss controlling and treating the attack. ...Read more

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Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

Can chronic eczema be a sign of lupus, especially with a family history of lupus?

No!: Eczema is not associated with lupus. In my practice I have many patients with psoriasis & eczema with positive anas.They do not have arthritis, and clearly not lupus or related disease. On the other hand, both eczema and psoriasis affect 10% of the population. With that, one would think that 10% of sle patients have these skin diseases, but though common, just by chance, but they are not related. ...Read more

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I have multiple scab like area on breasts, at first I thought it was just my eczema but it has now been many weeks (possibly a couple months) and I am?

If the eczematous: changes involve your nippke, it could be Bowen's disease, a form of cancer. You should show these areas to your doctor just to be sure that it is not something more serious than eczema. ...Read more