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On what parts of the body do people normally get eczema?

Variable: It can be all over. On babies it may be worst on the face. Inside the elbows & knees is common. No 2 the same. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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On which parts of my body can I get eczema?

On which parts of my body can I get eczema?

Any area with skin: Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the skin. It tends to come and go, and affect different areas. The areas behind the knee and the inside of the elbow, areas called flexion creases, tend to be more often affected than other areas on the body. ...Read more

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Does eczema spread when you scratch and touch other parts of the body?

Does eczema spread when you scratch and touch other parts of the body?

No: Eczema is not an infectious disease and can not be spread. It just can appear on other parts of your body at different times. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Is eczema recurrent..how long does it normally take to get ok..

Is eczema recurrent..how long does it normally take to get ok..

Eczema: Eczema may flare up now and then, at different times of the year, it is one of the chronic problem, probably no cure but could be controlled with treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of eczema on my body quickly?

How to get rid of eczema on my body quickly?

Moiturisation/Steroi: 1 most important in treating eczema is to moisturize the skin by using soaps with moisturisers and using moisturisturisers immediately after bath to retain moisture in your skin 2 Use a steroid cream/lotion./ointment in low/mewdoium/high potency as prescribed and cut it down as rash get better in potency and applications 3If itching take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc Consult Dermatologist or your MD ...Read more

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Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes. ...Read more

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Get rid of all over the body redness from eczema?

Get rid of all over the  body redness from eczema?

Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to advise and treat you. It is not usual that eczema causes redness all over the body,as it usually is a crusty eruption in patches. ...Read more

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I was on steriods for 6 months I have have eczema all over my body I have tired hundreds of creams how do I get rid of it?

I was on steriods for 6 months I have have eczema all over my body I have tired hundreds of creams how do I get rid of it?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve eczema is by stopping inflammation causing grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic and vitD3 10k IU/day help reduce the inflammation as well. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months ...Read more

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How does a person get eczema?

How does a person get eczema?

Eczema: Doctors do not know the exact cause of eczema, but a defect of the skin that impairs its function as a barrier, possibly combined with an abnormal function of the immune system, are believed to be important factors. Studies have shown that in people with atopic dermatitis there are gene defects that lead to abnormalities in certain proteins (such as filaggrin) that are important in skin health. ...Read more

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Why and how do people get eczema

Many reasons: Too many reasons why people get it. Contact allergens(allergic contact dermatitis), genetic background(atopic dermatitis), dry environment or aging(xerotic eczema), stress(dyshydrotic eczema), stress plus possible yeast infecion(seborrheic dermatitis) are just some of them. ...Read more

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What could I do to get my eczema better?

What could I do to get my eczema better?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What does mild eczema normally look like?

What does mild eczema normally look like?

Eczema is...: "eczema" is a term broadly applied to a wide range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, swelling, itching/dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. It can be caused by an overactive immune system or by constant exposure to an irritant. (photo shows moderate eczema). ...Read more

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How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

How long eczema takes to leave a baby body?

Depends: Some baby may recover within months but others may linger on forever. If your baby does have eczema, be sure to apply a moisturizer on the skin immediately after bathing on a regular basis. About 70% of the eczema cases (atopic eczema) recovers by age 7. If the problem persists and becomes worse, see allergist. Do note that in eczema, allergens can sensitize a person through skin contact. ...Read more

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What can I get for a severe case of eczema?

What can I get for a severe case of eczema?

Eczema: Hydrocortisone over the counter and cetaphil or perform a virtual consult for prescription medication ...Read more

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How can I cure severe eczema all over my body?

How can I cure severe eczema all over my body?

See below: There is not a cure. You can manage your eczema by applying moisturizer twice a day. And the flare ups would be managed by topical steroid treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more