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Doctor insights on: Skin Eczema Causes

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is skin eczema and what causes it?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is skin eczema and what causes it?

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

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I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a rash like scar on my legs , will it go away ?

I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a  rash like scar on my legs ,  will it go away ?

It may get better!: Very itchy and dry skin is part of eczema presentation. If the rashes are present, especially in area of irritation and scratching a rash like scar can appear. After intense treatment by a physician, the rash can go away. ...Read more

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Is skin discoloration due to eczema cause by steroids or long term scratching?How do I remove skin discoloration without hurting my skin?

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

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Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

Can you get HIV from saliva through skin cracks caused dyshidrotic eczema?

No risk: Saliva is a very poor HIV transmitter. Your best bet is to keep your skin healthy and moisturized. Since you have eczema, you are at increased risk of dry and cracked skin. You must apply hypoallergenic moisturizer after handwashing to reduce irritation. You might also consider wearing gloves if this weighs on you psychologically. ...Read more

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Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Please suggest what type of eczema cause a baby's skin to lose color and what can I do about it?

Needs Evaluation: Most often eczema has an onset before 5 years of age but it can occur at any age. Presentation and location of eczema can differ depending on age of onset. Slightly more common in females. A lot of children who had eczema will find that as they get older their eczema gets less severe. Discolored skin could also be due to skin fungal infection. See pediatrician to determine proper treatment course. ...Read more

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Can furmethide in paint cause eczema? My skin is only itchy after work & its a chronic itch

Can furmethide in paint cause eczema? My skin is only itchy after work & its a chronic itch

FURMETHIDE ECZEMA: THE ONLY SIDE EFFECTS I CAN FIND WITH EXPOSURE TO FURMETHIDE ARE SWEATING, FLUSHING, AND FREQUENT URINATION. HOWEVER, IT IS CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT IT COULD CAUSE ECZEMA. WHEN YOU HAVE A VACATION COMING UP, SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO IT. HOPE THIS HELPS. ...Read more

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Best diet for eczema to decrease flare ups itchiness and dryness of skin thanks in advance.. what cause neck itchiness?

Best diet for eczema to decrease flare ups itchiness and dryness of skin thanks in advance.. what cause neck itchiness?

Tough question: Specific foods can trigger eczema (milk, wheat, eggs, nuts for example), but traditional tests for food allergy may not catch the association. If concerned, see an Allergist. Usually the association depends on single-food elimination trials to determine effects. Neck itchiness can be due to eczema or just dryness of skin. Use good moisturizer (eg CeraVe) post luke-warm bathing and later in day. ...Read more

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Clitoris has eczema like symptoms - there is a layer of dead skin that can be peeled off. Returns even when peeled away. Is it a cause of concern?

Clitoris has eczema like symptoms - there is a layer of dead skin that can be peeled off. Returns even when peeled away. Is it a cause of concern?

In a way: The concern is that the presentation as described is not normal. You appear to have some sort of dermatitis t the least causing your clitoris to have issues. I would recommend you see the GYN Dr. to get this evaluated and diagnosed. Best wishes. ...Read more