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What does mild eczema normally look like?

What does mild eczema normally look like?

Eczema is...: "eczema" is a term broadly applied to a wide range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, swelling, itching/dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. It can be caused by an overactive immune system or by constant exposure to an irritant. (photo shows moderate eczema). ...Read more

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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

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


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What does eczema look like?

What does eczema look like?

Rash: It is a scaly and itchy rash. There may be oozing blisters. There is often skin color change (lighter or darker) and if it has been around a while and the patient has scratched it, the skin can become leather-like. It is most common in infants and can be associated with asthma and/or hay fever. ...Read more

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What does eczema look like when it first starts?

What does eczema look like when it first starts?

Red, Dry, Scaly: Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin itchy and flaky. More common in people who have allergies. It can also run in families. The symptoms of eczema can include: intense itching, redness, small bumps, skin that flakes off or forms scales. More common in areas around elbow and knee creases, wrists, and sides of the neck. Can also get eczema on hands, forearms, and head. ...Read more

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What does atopic eczema look like. How can it be controlled?

What does atopic eczema look like.  How can it be controlled?

Differs with age: in infants, mainly face arms, fore arms, legs and thighs, red itchy dry or oozing rash, in adults can have more peripheral distribution, flexures, rash can be more intense, skin thickened and becomes darker, atopic eczema is called 'asthma of the skin' caused by environmental allergens as well as food allergens, avoidance of causative agents, skin care and topical steroids are key in management ...Read more

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I think I have eczema but I don't know. What does it look like?

I think I have eczema but I don't know. What does it look like?

Have It checked: Eczema comes in all sizes, shapes, forms and severity. May present differently in lighter skinned people and darker skinned people .Only a qualified doctor can tell you for sure whether you have eczema, so if you think you might have eczema , please get it checked out as soon as you can and get treated. ...Read more

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What does nummular eczema generally look like?

What does nummular eczema generally look like?

Coin-like rash: "nummular" means discoid or coin-like. Nummular eczema is a descriptive term, coin-like dermatitis. It generally is a reaction to an underlying problem, most commonly dry skin. Moisturizing is the most helpful, though sometimes your doctor will prescribe a topical steroid if inflammation is severe. ...Read more

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What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

What else can look like dyshidrotic eczema on your hands?

Rash: There are many things that can cause a rash on your hands. Excessive washing, dry skin not having enough lotion / cremes placed, allergic reaction .... are several causes. It is difficult to diagnose skin problems without visualizing and closely examining the skin. Please arrange a physician evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well.. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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I am a aids ? I have eczema, it look like mosquito bite and tich.

I am a aids ? I have eczema, it look like mosquito bite and tich.

See a doctor: You should have your doctor look at it. It's hard to guess what it is without seeing it. ...Read more

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What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

What sunscreen do I have to use when i go abroad ? Note I have mild eczema

Sunscreens: Depending on how sunny it is where you are going, you may want to choose a broad spectrum (uvb and uva) sunscreen with a high spf. For sensitive skin that may be irritated by chemicals in sunscreens, you may want to choose a sunscreen may only with physical blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

What non-prescription lotion is good to use on my baby's mild eczema?

Best baby creams: While there are many brands that would be fine to use on your baby the two products specifically designed for eczema are cerave and cetaphil. I recommend both in my practice. Make sure you are using a mild soap as well. Both of the brands mentioned above have mild cleansers as well. Forget any products specifically designed for babies as they are usually heavily fragranced. ...Read more

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Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema?There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?

Dermatologist advice which OTC cream is best for mild eczema?There are many creams OTC which is best that has good reviews from consumers?

MOISTURISERS/HC1%: Moisturisers available over the counter like eucerine, moisturel, exzaderm, oxyvectin, and many more.
For flare ups you can use 1%hydrocotisone cream or oinyment for mild eczema
if you need fancy moisturisers recommended by some are
1clinique super defence
2olay definity
3neutrogena healthy defence
4juice beauty
5la mer
but expensive ones do not mean they are better.The chepest is crisco shortening. ...Read more

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Eczema on lips, what does it look like and how do you get rid of it (the eczema) ? Permanently

Eczema on lips, what does it look like and how do you get rid of it (the eczema) ? Permanently

Prevention: It appears very similar to chapped lips...red, cracked, crusty, dry, itchy. Preventing inflammation of the lips requires daily maintenance. Avoid licking lips. My favorite lip balm is Carmex and Blistex Medicated. Sometimes topical steroids are necessary. ...Read more

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I have a patch on the back of my leg. I have tried antifungal and steroid cream, but it will not leave. It doesn't look like eczema or scoriasis.

I have a patch on the back of my leg. I have tried antifungal and steroid cream, but it will not leave. It doesn't look like eczema or scoriasis.

See a dermatologist: I have a patch of bushes in a corner of my yard. Can you tell me what they are? No. So no-one can even guess what is on your leg until they can see it or at least get a description. Any therapy depends on what it is, and on what it is not. ...Read more

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Can fluid come out of eczema.The skin is red with rashes that look like blisters,Itching at times but have sugar.All this after a cut.on antib & cream?

Can fluid come out of eczema.The skin is red with rashes that look like blisters,Itching at times but have sugar.All this after a cut.on antib & cream?

A qualified yes: If you meant atopic dermatitis then the answer is unusual. If you meant contact dermatitis , then the answer is often yes. I suspect that you might have used neosporin (or equivalent) OTC ointment on the wound site and have developed a contact allergy to one of the ingredients (neomycin). Try topical HC cream and stop the antibiotic ointment. If problem persists , see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter looks like she may have mild eczema with dry itchy skin. What lotion & bath wash can I use to help relieve the itching & add moisture?

My daughter looks like she may have mild eczema with dry itchy skin. What lotion & bath wash can I use to help relieve the itching & add moisture?

Aveeno, (oatmeal)cerave: Aveeno oatmeal is good for bath. For lotions cerave, or by prescription epiceram, hylatopic, or eletone. Oral supplementation with flaxseed or krill oil can add essential fattys acids to decrease eczema. Also recent studies show benefit of oral vitamin d. Lastly 50 per cnet of eczema patients can improve with probiotics. ...Read more

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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more