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Patches Hypopigmentation Eczema
With time: With time (usually months), the lighter patches should gradually improve. Make sure to moisturize regularly with a hypoallergenic frangrance-free product. ...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
Hi I am suffered from eczema over 19yrs. Some area of my skin has hypopigmentation over years. Can the pigment return? What should I do?
Yes: Usually hypopigmentation from inflammation such as in eczema will resolve once the eczema is treated, but it can take time. Remember, that area of skin may tan differently than the surrounding skin. Wear your sunscreen and sun protection to minimize that contrast and avoid burns. Note: if scars from deep scratching exists, those color changes may be permanent. ...Read more
For what: If you have lots of allergies and want to know what you are allergic to then it could be helpful. If you dermatologist is wanting to send you to the allergist then you may have more than one type of skin rash. ...Read more
Various Options...: Daily treatment with moisturizers is important to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Moisture from cocoa butter helps speed and stimulate the process of collagen production, fading the appearance of scars. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a natural healer. It works especially well if your scar is fresh. Look into scar creams, ointments, and gels. Consult with a dermatologist for more ideas. ...Read more
Nodular prurigo can occur at all ages but mainly in adults aged 20-60 years. Both sexes are equally affected.
The individual prurigo nodule is a firm lump, 1-3 cm in diameter, often with a raised warty surface. The early lesion may start as a smaller red itchy bump. Crusting and scaling may cover recently scratched lesions. Older lesions may be darker or paler than surrounding skin. ...Read more
Can make worse: Squeezing or scratching/rubbing the skin can cause the eczema to worsen and also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation or discolorations and scarring. Instead of squeezing, apply topical steroids or creams intended to distract the skin from itching (contain lidocaine, camphor, menthol) and take antihistamines. ...Read more
I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?
Post inflammatory: Often times the redness of eczema can turn dark or brown as a result of the resolving rash especially in darker skin types. Typically I start my patients on lightening agents once their eczema is under control and add beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more
I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil I do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.
Get seen: Nobody here is going to diagnose a rash from a photo. I appreciate your concern for your health, but you deserve to be seen for this by a good general physician and perhaps then a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a large patch of eczema on my back which isn't going away and it's been there for the last two months or more, Is there any way to deal with it?
No Scratch the Patch: Eczema is a chronic condition of the skin characterized by inflammation. Often it is triggered by environmental changes (temp) or emotion (anxiety/stress). The skin may itch, develop clear blisters, peel or thicken with time due to chronic rubbing or scratching. It is often wise to confirm by biopsy a chronic lesion, especially if it fails to improve with a mild steroid cream, bleeds or grows. ...Read more
Not usually: Inflammation from eczema tends to be superficial. If it's not infected and if you don't scratch it too rigorously, the patches in general heal without scarring. However, if it is not in good control, chronic rigorous scratching can result in permanent discoloration typically seen in people with darker complexion. For this reason, routine moisturizing and controlling the itch are both important. ...Read more
My 4 month old has dry white patches on his face & lately he's been rubbing his face a lot. Could it be eczema? What should I do?
I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.
Person 2 person eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more
Avoid allergens: Keeping your skin moist with bland lotions or ointments is essential. Common avoidable topical allergens include fragrances (organic or not), cocamidopropyl betaine (often in wipes and hand sanitizers), kathon, propylene glycol, and disperse blue. Petrolatum jelly is probably the least allergenic and most effective moisturizer for hand eczema. ...Read more
Topical Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. ...Read more
Consult your MD/Derm: I f your eczema is too bad you should consult your docor or a dermatologist, to get evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more
Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.
What should I do if I have eczema and suspect that some foods trigger pink splotches on my face + my eczema- I want a patch test?
If I rub plain honey on my face for white patches, will it help? (also I don't want a eczema reaction)...Will it help for white patches?
Was scratching my neck only to find a very small cluster of tiny bumps. This patch didn't go away and still itches here and there. Eczema?
Yes: Yes this is probably nummular eczema. See dermatologist to make sure. ...Read more
I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control. ...Read more
Could be...: Dry, scaly, discolored patches on legs could definitely be eczema. See your primary doctor to confirm. In the meantime try applying twice daily moisturizer like Vanicream to area and OTC hydrocortizone cream to see if lesions resolve. May need a prescription strength steroid cream if more severe. ...Read more
I think my baby may have eczema because she has red patches of rough skin on her cheeks. What to do?
Find out for sure.: You know that commercial that goes, "do you want your doctor doing your job? Then why are you trying to do his? " don't try to diagnose and treat this yourself. Eczema on the face is relatively unusual in babies. It could be seborrheic dermatitis, an allergic reaction, a drug reaction, food allergy, or a host of other things. See your doctor, get a precise diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
I Ve a small patch of xerotic eczema on my face. How to treat it and take care of it and prevent any complications??!
Try OTC: 1% hydrocortisone cream- a small amount, thin layer AM/PM. Ask your physician about Elidel (pimecrolimus). ...Read more
I have eczema on my neck which has left a dark patch on my neck. Could you suggest something to get rid of the dark patch?
Must see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)
A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more
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