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Is Eczema Life Threatening
Can eczema take form of itchy bumps and blisters instead of just dry red patches? Should I be concerned if anything life threatening?
Not life threatening: Just "quality of life" threatening. Yes eczema can take the form of blisters and itchy blister depending on which kind. Atopic dermatitis doesn't usually do this but a contact dermatitis such as poison ivy/oak will. You could also have a infection on top of your dry skin eczema and the blisters could even be herpes but this usually becomes painful. ...Read more
A range of persistent skin conditions that 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
Eczema: The exact cause of atopic dermatitis (eczema) is unknown, but it's likely due to a combination of dry, irritable skin with a malfunction in the body's immune system. Stress & other emotional disorders can worsen but don't cause it. Many believe it is genetic. It most often begins in childhood before age 5 & may persist into adulthood. For some, it flares periodically and then subsides. ...Read more
See specialist: For refractory eczema there are various treatment that you might not have tried that could improve your symptoms. Higher dose topical corticosteroid ointments, better skin hygiene, more frequent moisturization, chlorine baths, wet wraps, phototherapy, oral antibiotics, calcium/vitamin D supplementation, or more aggressive systemic medications like anti-inflammatories or immune-modulators. ...Read more
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Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition. It may be severe in childhood and then improve dramatically in teen years, however many people who have eczema have periodic flares throughout their lives. Most people with eczema have dry skin. Keeping skin moisturized, removing fragrances, dyes, irritants from your environment, using mild cleansers will all help prevent flares. ...Read more
Eczema: If you see the last two answers i made, most of your answers are there for mild to moderate eczema. Severe eczema which is not under control, should be evaluated by an specialist/dermatologist. S/he may think of treating your eczema with more aggressive way with oral/systemic medication, immune therapy, ultraviolet light/puva therapy etc. ...Read more
What to do if I have eczema in my life till now. It also doesn't itch like most eczema rashes do, so could this be something else?
Eczema is ruining my life my eyebrows fall out in chunks cause of it please help me what can I do ? I swear I can't live like this
Eczema: Please schedule a visit with a dermatologist. It sounds like your eczema may need some intensive and ongoing therapy. Please note, however, that this sort of problem can be managed with the right treatment. It is possible that you have psoriasis or other skin condition rather than eczema, so it is important to have a knowledgeable dermatologist make the proper diagnosis before treating. ...Read more
Can you give me some advice about eczema in my life till now. it also doesn't itch like most eczema rashes do, so could this be something else?
Something else: If it does not itch it is not eczema. ...Read more
I have an eczema from the first day of my life till now.Many things causes it(dust, wet clothes, dirty clothes, preassuring on skin). Is it inherited?
Runs in families: Although not strictly inherited it does run in families. ...Read more
I have had eczema all my life and allergies and was diagnosed recently w asthma my doctor said all 3 r related how is asthma related to eczema?
I got eczema and i was treated with betaderm dz after that i got excessive facial hair and blackish marks around mouth does it lasts for life time ?
I have had eczema my whole life. I used elocon cream for 21 years . I have severe breakouts without the cream . is this topical steroid withdrawals?
Eczema: Eczema is a chronic disease and this course is quite common with the disease. Make sure you are taking good care of your skin and using a cream or ointment for a moisturizer. You should also not scratch or run the effected skin as this can make the symptoms worse. ...Read more
Im 18 & i have had eczema all my life & Ive noticed that n certain parts of my body where i have a rash it looks like a bruise. Can it be skin cancer?
Eczema is quite: difficult to treat. If it were me I'd try eliminating all dyes and fragrances from my life and/or try eating wheat free. Skin cancer is extremely uncommon at 18 but not impossible. Does it look like a bruise or on closer inspection, or is it more brownish? Sometimes areas that have been inflamed (eczema) turn brown afterwards. If you have a family history of melanoma, see MD. o/w no diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic: Seen at all ages but mostly children. Not allergy. Not food. Not stress. Not infection. Defect of filigren in outer surface of skin. Commonly in families and associated in same families with asthma and pollen reactions. Infants benefit from daily soak in water followed by application of lubricant. Modern ceramide creams are excellent. Itching is prominent and fails to respond to any antihistamine. ...Read more
Chronic Inflammation: Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition. Seems to due to genetic defects in the proteins and lipids supporting the skin layer/barrier called the epidermis. Disruption of this barrier results in inflammation of the skin. You likely have a family history of this condition as it tends to be passed on genetically. Eczema can be mild, moderate or severe. See an allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
It's genetic: Most eczema is due to genetically inherited skin defects. This results in chronic dry skin often with rash and itching. Flare ups can be reduced by gentle skin care, using fragrance and dye free skin care products, and applying a high quality moisturizer after bathing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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