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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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