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Scratch Dermatitis Permanent
Define "permanent": Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. If you're looking for a one-time, permanent cure, it doesn't exist; at least not yet. ...Read more
DERMATITIS: Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caused by irritants or allergens also very itchy treated with antipruritic agents and steroid cream and avoidance of causative factors. ...Read more
Rarely: Most contact dermatitis eruptions when they resolve will at most leave pigment residuals either in the form of lighter skin or a brown stain. More severe cases, particularly those cases of irritant (as opposed to "allergic") contact dermatitis do have the capability of causing scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Usual scratching would not damage the hair or hair follicles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No: Tinea versicolor is a common rash due to the bug, malalezzia furfur. It is a form of fungus that sits on the top layer of skin, the stratum corneum. It can either darken or lighten the skin involved particularly when exposed to sun. After it is treated effectively, the discoloration fades away. The problem is usually frequent recurrences! try shampooing and lathering your body with selsun blue! ...Read more
Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?
Steroids: Steroids can cause skin discoloration if you use incorrect potency for certain areas.Darker skin are more prone to have skin discoloration. Be sure to see a doctor to get proper potency cream/ointment for certain areas.Of rash. With long term scratching, your skin can get thickening , may .Leave scar, longer to respond., so try not to scratch if you can.With time, discoloration can get better. ...Read more
Can poison ivy cause any kind of permanent damage? Has poison ivy ever caused anyone permanent damage?
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Flaky brown skin in my cheeks ...possible causes? (I have seborrheic dermatitis, but flaky skin is normally white) Harm or affect facial hair grow?
Flaky brown skin: May be eczema ( especially since you have seborrheic dermatitis) or fungal. Consider miosturizing with coconut oil , or may need prescription treatment with lotrisone antifungal/ steroid.. Short term should not have effects but if scarring may have effects f/u/ w/ doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer