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What will happen if you squeeze patches on your skin from eczema?

What will happen if you squeeze patches on your skin from eczema?

Can make worse: Squeezing or scratching/rubbing the skin can cause the eczema to worsen and also cause post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation or discolorations and scarring. Instead of squeezing, apply topical steroids or creams intended to distract the skin from itching (contain lidocaine, camphor, menthol) and take antihistamines. ...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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Eczema has left dark patches on my skin, what to do?

Eczema has left dark patches on my skin, what to do?

Various Options...: Daily treatment with moisturizers is important to keep skin healthy and hydrated. Moisture from cocoa butter helps speed and stimulate the process of collagen production, fading the appearance of scars. Aloe vera has been used for centuries as a natural healer. It works especially well if your scar is fresh. Look into scar creams, ointments, and gels. Consult with a dermatologist for more ideas. ...Read more

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I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.

Person 2 person eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry patches on skin due to eczema?

How to get rid of dry patches on skin due to eczema?

Topical Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. ...Read more

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I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

I suffer from eczema and find I always get white skin patches on my skin. I got dark colour skin so it shows. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

Eczema treatment: Keeping your eczema under good control is the best option. If you are having repeated epidsodes, talk to your dermatologist about more intensive treatment options for keeping your eczema under better control. ...Read more

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I think my baby may have eczema because she has red patches of rough skin on her cheeks. What to do?

I think my baby may have eczema because she has red patches of rough skin on her cheeks.  What to do?

Find out for sure.: You know that commercial that goes, "do you want your doctor doing your job? Then why are you trying to do his?" don't try to diagnose and treat this yourself. Eczema on the face is relatively unusual in babies. It could be seborrheic dermatitis, an allergic reaction, a drug reaction, food allergy, or a host of other things. See your doctor, get a precise diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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The patches of eczema on my hands are deep red. Will my skin ever go back to its natural color?

The patches of eczema on my hands are deep red. Will my skin ever go back to its natural color?

Yes: When a person is suffering from eczema, a patch of eczema is typically red and inflamed. With treatment and moisture care, the patch will typically resolve. It may resolve with a temporary darkening of the skin. With treatment most patches of eczema will resolve with time. ...Read more

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Patches of eczema on neck back and shoulders. Some skin has turned white.Have used some low strength cortisone cream but doesn't go away. Autoimmune?

Patches of eczema on neck back and shoulders. Some skin has turned white.Have used some low strength cortisone cream but doesn't go away. Autoimmune?

Cortisone: Youmay need to use a stronger steroid cream on areas on body. I recommend you consult a dermatologist for prescription that is correct for your condition. Eczema does not necessarily mean you have an autoimmine disease associated with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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