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At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

Dry skin: Use only unscented soap to wash and apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing to trap more water in your skin layer and probably in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. If this does not help, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

Skin Problems (Definition)

Very broadly, anything that is not normal or causes symptoms. Some are self limited (ie poison ivy) some are chronic (ie eczema) and the latter may be more representative of ...Read more


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Can you give me some advice about eczema. itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

Can you give me some advice about eczema. itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs to evaluate the problem to choose the correct medication as well as the products to use on your face. Your medspa doctor can also show you laser skin care that help restore your skin and improve the rash with products between visits. Avoid picking ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems?Could major surgery cause eczema to develop?Lesions hurt,not itch,leg/foot

Is it possible to develop eczema at age 30 with no prev hx of skin problems?Could major surgery cause eczema to develop?Lesions hurt,not itch,leg/foot

Not eczema.: Eczema is associated with itching and thus a burning sensation is likely from something else including a drug reaction or psychophysiologic. You need to consult a dermatologist. And yes, eczema can develop in adults. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, please help me to find out what kind of skin problem I have acne, eczema or shingles under the arm its itchy.Iwas very stressed ?

Hi doctor, 
please help me to find out what kind of skin problem I have  acne, eczema or shingles under the arm its itchy.Iwas very stressed ?

I'm guessing...: The smart money, though, is on shingles since it is localized and very itchy, but there are many other possibilities. Acne seldom itches or pops up here locally; eczema here would be due to something you've come into contact with. Your physician knows how to manage shingles. ...Read more

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Does anyone use protopic ointment for eczema and other skin conditions? I heard there were some dangers.

Does anyone use protopic ointment for eczema and other skin conditions?  I heard there were some dangers.

Don't worry.: There is no credible evidence that Protopic ointment causes skin cancer in humans. There is a warning label in the package insert, but it is based on data from mice who were *fed* huge quantities of the active ingredient. So if you are a mouse who loves to eat protopic, you might have a problem; if you are a human who is applying it to your skin in reasonable amounts, don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I have eczema like skin problem and been applying beta metason valerate cream for almost a year now but it still haven't fully healed?

I have eczema like skin problem and been applying beta metason valerate cream for almost a year now but it still haven't fully healed?

Take a break: Hold on there partner. All cortisone creams lose their effectiveness after 2 weeks. Take a 1 week break between the 2 weeks so it will not thin the skin or be absorbed. Most importantly the cortisone cream ceases to work by week three. Protopic ointment would be ideal for the one week off period. ...Read more

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Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?

Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?

Not yet,however,: ypu should get in the habit of moisturizing day and night.Avoid using hot water whatsoever,as this is very drying.Eczema and allergy is related,so reduce your allergy exposure,if known. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can send a pic of the skin problem.my doctor says its eczema. I beg to differ?

Is there anyway I can send a pic of the skin problem.my doctor says its eczema. I beg to differ?

You can have contact: with a healthtap dermatologist for a nominal fee in which you can upload photo. ...Read more

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Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp.How bad is it?

Inlaw has got bruises all over him. Doctor said it's eczema under skin and they have diagnosed him with liver problem. He has high bp.How bad is it?

Complex issue: This is a complex issue in patient with multiple medical problems and we don't have all relevant data about his medical status, age and history to answer your question properly. Severe eczema can present with bruises as well as severe liver disease. Simply being old also has skin bruises. Please discuss with a local physician. ...Read more

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Can sugar cause skin problems?

Can sugar cause skin problems?

Sugar: Sugar by itself won't cause skin infection or problems, but excess sugar leading to diabetes definitely can. Diabetes puts you at higher risk for skin infections and skin discolorations. ...Read more

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