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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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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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I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

I get pimples in my scalp/face and parts of body. How can I prevent this?

See PMD: Detailed hx and exam, labs needed for your age. In general take muliti vit supplement, avoid indoor animals, plants, exercise to sweat- opens skin pores. ...Read more

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Can I use my skin from the other part of body to replace my acne scar on my face ?

Can I use my skin from the other part of body to replace my acne scar on my face ?

Sometimes: Sometimes. See a facial plastic surgeon or cosmetic dermatologist for exam and best advice ...Read more

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I have psoriasis on my scalp and parts of my body. Can this relate to the swollen glands on my neck?

I have psoriasis on my scalp and parts of my body. Can this relate to the swollen glands on my neck?

Yes: If the psoriasis on the scalp is significant and irritated the glands in your neck especially in the back of the neck can swell. The psoriasis can also be secondarily infected. Treatment can include topicals such as taclonex, nclobex, dmasmoothe fx, and keralyt gel. If necessary injections in the scalp can help.Since treatment needs to be individualized see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will x-rays on my arm lead to cancer in other parts of my body like my chest?

Will x-rays on my arm lead to cancer in other parts of my body like my chest?

No: X-ray of the arm will not damage your chest or other parts of the body. There is less than minimal risk of cancer from diagnostic x-ray of the arm. ...Read more

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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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I sometimes get dermatitis on my lips and I use carmex which gets rid of it. Is carmex ok to use on other parts of my face?

I sometimes get dermatitis on my lips and I use carmex which gets rid of it. Is carmex ok to use on other parts of my face?

Dermatitis: You may use other moisturizers for the skin, vanicream makes a good one, so does exederm, all over the counter. ...Read more

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Do the foods i eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach i have but only few? How can i get rid of it?

Do the foods i eat have relation to the pimple-like spots in parts of my body such as leg, thighs, arms and shoulders? Even in my stomach i have but only few? How can i get rid of it?

Usually not, but...: If an individual person sees that a particular food, drink, activity, medication, etc..., repeatedly precedes a flare-up of acne-like spots, then he can ask his doctor whether or not it would be fine to avoid that particular item. If the spots are pustules that are not typical teen acne or young adult acne, he may need evaluation and treatment for a skin infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of pimples that are on my face, and other parts of my body, what are the causes of this?

How do I get rid of pimples that are on my face, and other parts of my body, what are the causes of this?

Acne, see a dermatol: Acne is so common in teenage because it is caused by the hormones which are driving your body to maturity. No home remedy or diet will help it. A dermatologist will help you with oral and topical treatments. ...Read more

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I have acne(vulgaris) on all over my body. And also on the lobules of my ear. What is this ear lobule acne called and how to treat it?

I have acne(vulgaris) on all over my body. And also on the lobules of my ear. What is this ear lobule acne called and how to treat it?

Man up!: You're almost a grown man. Acne like this will cause you to fail a job interview, and worse. Manage it until it self-cures. You're going to need both topical benzoyl peroxide and prescription-strength systemic treatment from your personal physician. I'm sorry you weren't treated for this already, but it's time to get on the phone and make the appointment yourself like a responsible adult. ...Read more

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Plz how i can get red of the dark color of my skin in some parts of my body?

Plz how i can get red of the dark color of my skin in some parts of my body?

DEPENDS: It is best to have a dermatologist look at it and make a determination what the dark color of your skin due to first. ...Read more

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I have red dots on both my upper arms, primarily in my tricep area...What is the cause and what can I do to get rid of them?

I have red dots on both my upper arms, primarily in my tricep area...What is the cause and what can I do to get rid of them?

Keratosis pillaris : Keratosis pillaris, usually a benign and asymptomatic skin condition, commonly presents as you have pointed out, often involving the upper arms, but can be seen elsewhere on the body as well. If this is the condition you have, daily use of exfoliating moisturizers containing Lactic Acid or urea may help. Topical tretinoin may also be very effective. ...Read more

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How can I lighten up my elbow? It is darker than the other parts of my skin.

How can I lighten up my elbow? It is darker than the other parts of my skin.

Long sleeve shirt: Wear a shirt with long sleeves so that your elbow is not exposed. It may lighten over time. Trying to do it with chemicals is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have an extensive amount of ingrown hair on my legs, especially the back of my thighs, and also on my arms. (hundreds). How do I get rid of them?

I have an extensive amount of ingrown hair on my legs, especially the back of my thighs, and also on my arms. (hundreds). How do I get rid of them?

Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs usually result from repeated shaving in areas such as the legs. Laser hair removal can help reduce ingrown hairs greatly. ...Read more

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My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and Treatment?

My skin all over the body is really dry However I've developed these small colorless boils all over my face. What can be the causes and  Treatment?

Dermatitis...: If you suffer of dry skin you can develop what is called atopic dermatitis which is associated with extreme dry skin due to lack of moisturizing substance under the skin, so to say. The treatment usually relies in using moisturizing cream frequently( about there times a day) and bathing with oatmeal based soap. If not better see a Dermatologist(Skin doctor). ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scaly skin on my face and what causes this?

How can I get rid of scaly skin on my face and what causes this?

Probably: This is probably seborrheic dermatitis. This can be treated with hydrocortisone, elidel, (pimecrolimus) protopic, proseb and other creams. See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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