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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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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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