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What Does Mild Eczema 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?
See a doctor: You should have your doctor look at it. It's hard to guess what it is without seeing it. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
3neutrogena healthy defence
but expensive ones do not mean they are better.The chepest is crisco shortening. ...Read more
4 yrs ive had scabies symptoms, my daughter has bad eczema flaring, could scabies look like eczema? Doctors say its not scabies, and noone else affect
I have a slight rash on my hand but it came from wearing fake nails...It doesn't look like a fungus or anything it just almost look like a have eczema?
See derm: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause of this eruption. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a red dot rash only on my face, it's painful. They look like pimples with clear fluid. It's spreads everyday. I've tried eczema products. Help?
My son is 10 months old and has red bumps all over his face some look like they are pimples. Told it was eczema but i'm not so sure. Thoughts?
Infant skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to get proper diagnosis and treatment. If you were told by your son's pediatrician that it is eczema, it is likely that it's the case. Eczema is one of the most common cause of itchy skin rashes in infants. ...Read more
How to tell the difference between scabies and dyshidrotic eczema? Went to check the doctor and he said that it the bumps and blisters look like eczema but I had scabies 2 years ago.
I have a bump on my eyelid. It doesn't look like a sty it looks like an eczema bump. I had this b4 &my doctor gave me a steroid cream what do I have?
Chalazion: This still may be a different type of stopped up oil gland. Try warm soaks 2-3 times of day--if no change, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
My son has what looks like a chicken pox rash. He also has a persistent cough, fever, earache. He has eczema spots look like cold sites on this?
Rash w fever: He may not have chicken pox but certainly some viral exam rheumatoid infection call his pediatricuan or go to er. ...Read more
I have mild eczema but recently my skin around the elbow region has discoloured in white patches and i'm brown skin colour. Why is this?
For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?
Possibly: Eczema is frequently well controlled with cortisone type topical medicines. If there is full thickness scarring then improvement will be limited to the extent of damage. The damage most often comes from the excoriation caused by scratching to relieve the itch often accompanying eczema. Antipruritics therefore are important in treatment. ...Read more
I have redblotches on the top of my hands every couple days and lasts a few hrs.Not bumpy or itchy.Have a history of eczema but is vry mild now 20male?
I have a 13 month old son. He is having rashes (mild eczema) all over the body. I am putting hydro cortisone. What else can we do. Is it safe?
Eczema: you need to make sure to use hypoallergenic shampoos. Also do quick baths to help not dry the skin too much. Thrm moisturize the skin with hypoallergenic lotion to keep the skin hydrated. Do the lotion more frequently., like 2-3 times per day. Hydrocortisone use is only for short term ...Read more