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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

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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What does eczema under the nose look like.

What does eczema under the nose look like.

Eczema : See an ENT specialist if it persists... It's often an infection of the hair follicles or even sinusitis. ...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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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

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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. Thanks

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. 
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Location/appearance: The dyshidrotic eczema is typically found on palms of hands, front of fingers or bottom of feet, scabies on the trunk and backside of hands & fingers. The skin defect differs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema. Can we stop it from spreading further?

My 7 week old baby has some mild eczema.  Can we stop it from spreading further?

Gentle cleanser: You might not be able to prevent eczema from developing in other areas, but use of a gentle cleanser, like unscented dove and others, and use of a good moisturizer can gelp. 1% Hydrocortisone cream or ointment can help if the areas are red, inflasmed, or itchy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Eczema: You have sensitive skin. Perhaps just washing your hands can cause the red blotches or something you've worked with could also be the cause. Eczema most probably cause your skin to get irritated ao quickly. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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