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What are the differences between dry skin and eczema skin?

What are the differences between dry skin and eczema skin?

Different in degree: Dry skin just dry and flaky. It becomes "eczema" when it's itchy, red, oozy, crusted, blistering, swollen, etc. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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Are there any differences between having dry skin and eczema?

Are there any differences between having dry skin and eczema?

Yes: Eczema is a form of hereditary dry skin that waxes and wanes and is more prominent in childhood. It is usually accompanied by cradle cap in infants and severe itching. Eczema has a particular pattern in the skin and it changes as you age, and mostly resolves in adolescence. People with eczema tend to have allergic problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eczema and just dry skin?

What is the difference between eczema and just dry skin?

Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a condition leading to red itchy skin which may or may not be dry. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009 for info on (not so) common causes of dry skin like hot water, harsh soaps, sun exposure, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very dry skin and eczema, what helps to get rid of it?

What to do if I have very dry skin and eczema, what helps to get rid of it?

Good Skin Hygiene: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night, phototherapy, and chlorine baths if more severe. ...Read more

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Having dry skin and eczema for years hav tried many medications it keeps coming back ?

Having dry skin and eczema for years hav tried many medications it keeps coming back ?

Easy answer: You are short of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids that make epa and gla in the body. You need 1 part gla to 8 parts epa as a supplement. The skin is the largest organ in the body. It needs nourishment like the rest of the body. ...Read more

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What is the best ways to reduce eczema and/or dry skin?

What is the best ways to reduce eczema and/or dry skin?

See your doctor: Eczema responds to prescription therapy as well as using over the counter sarna and eucerin eczema cream. Stay hydrated and know recurrent rashes flare under stress. Increase your coping abilities and learn problem solving skills. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best ways to reduce eczema and/or dry skin?

Can you tell me what is the best ways to reduce eczema and/or dry skin?

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 more

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Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes. ...Read more

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My partner has eczema . Now he has discovered whit dry skin on his penis . Could this b the same?

DERMATITIS: You can try putting your cream on the genitals, if persistent see your md. It can be something else. ...Read more

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Eczematous Rash (Definition)

An eczematous rash is a clinical finding in which there is an area of skin that is red, itchy, and dry, but sometimes oozing a bit. This type of rash is common in the condition called eczema, but may ...Read more