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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

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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12 yr old son - patches of generally non-itchy bumpy skin. Have pic. Not symptomatic of kp, psoriasis or eczema. Thoughts?

12 yr old son - patches of generally non-itchy bumpy skin. Have pic. Not symptomatic of kp, psoriasis or eczema. Thoughts?

Skin condition: Healthtap docs are unable to view pictures in this Q&A forum. If you would like to have a healthtap doc review the picture and provide an assessment, please request a healthtap prime or concierge consult.
Have you taken your 12y old to the pediatrician for this issue? Any treatments tried thus far? ...Read more

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Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread?

Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread?

ECZEMA: Is there metal in your bra? Probably you are allergic to it and yes it could be eczema on contact dermatitis. If you are sure that foot lesion is not fungus that can spread just eczema then try your steroid cream otherwise see your doctor. ...Read more

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After a severe eczema/acne flare-up, there is now a small beige patch on my skin. Is there any treatment to make it "disappear"? Does it ever go away?

After a severe eczema/acne flare-up, there is now a small beige patch on my skin. Is there any treatment to make it "disappear"? Does it ever go away?

Don't be too much: Concerned about the beige spot. As long as your eczema and acne are under control. No one is perfect! If it is a cosmetic issue then you need to address this with your dermatologists or plastic surgeons ...Read more

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Large patch of dry rough skin on my inner thigh, the color is the same as my normal skin. Mildly itchy. Not scaly. Just rough. Is it a form of eczema?

Large patch of dry rough skin on my inner thigh, the color is the same as my normal skin. Mildly itchy. Not scaly. Just rough. Is it a form of eczema?

Agree with Armstrong: I concur with dr. Armstrong. Please see his original post.

We have some very good dermatologists in the las vegas valley. Should you need assistance, please give my office a call and we would be pleased to provide a suitable dermatologic referral. My profile contains my office listing and telephone number.
Respectfully submitted, john minoli. ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs to evaluate the problem to choose the correct medication as well as the products to use on your face. Your medspa doctor can also show you laser skin care that help restore your skin and improve the rash with products between visits. Avoid picking ...Read more

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Should I be worried about these moles? Hello there. I've been having lots of trouble with my skin lately. Just realized I have eczema. But randomly? Mainly on my ankles in small patches and on the tops of my feet. I haven't changed anything in my routine

Should I be worried about these moles? Hello there. I've been having lots of trouble with my skin lately. Just realized I have eczema. But randomly? Mainly on my ankles in small patches and on the tops of my feet. I haven't changed anything in my routine

Not sure: I am unable to answer your question. Evaluation of moles requires a visual inspection. You should see your doctor so that they can examine your moles to determine if they are concerning. Your primary physician can determine if they need to be removed. ...Read more

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I have a dark colored patch just above my genital region on my pubic hair area, is it eczema its 3 shades darker than my skin and can I solve this?

I have a dark colored patch just above my genital region on my pubic hair area, is it eczema its 3 shades darker than my skin and can I solve this?

Need more informatio: Eczema is often dark but usually itches.
Dark patches can be many other diagnoses especially if you are dark completed to begin with. Consider seeing a dermatologist if it continues to bother you ...Read more

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After a bout of severe acne & eczema, I have now on my cheek a slightly raised white patch with reddish surrounding skin. What is it & is it curable?

After a bout of severe acne & eczema, I have now on my cheek a slightly raised white patch with reddish surrounding skin. What is it & is it curable?

See doc: Since the description does not fit either eczema or acne, it may be from a fungal (tinea?) infection. However it is hard to tell for sure without a direct examination. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. Possibly allergy or eczema?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. Possibly allergy or eczema?

Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more

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Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams?

Red patch of dry skin on upper eyelid right below eyebrow. Has been there for a month now, won't go away. Have used neosporin and eczema creams?

Try vaseline: Stop using neosporin. Try just simple vaseline or aquaphor. Might need a steroid cream - see primary care physician or dermatologist for recommendation. ...Read more

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I have a super itchy rash on the right outer labia. Dry patch of skin slightly darkened. Doesn't hurt, no puss. Slightly swollen. Have hist of eczema

I have a super itchy rash on the right outer labia. Dry patch of skin slightly darkened. Doesn't hurt, no puss. Slightly swollen. Have hist of eczema

Itchy Rash: From what you describe this may indeed be eczema. I would try you usual treatments, if they don't work then see you doctor. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

I have flu like symptoms and itchy skin all over...I suffer from eczema in patches but this itching is different its all over and I am getting hives..

Likely allergic: Urticaria or allergy causing itching all over with wattery nasal discharge & even feeling warm but an immunological reaction from your eczema; systemic reaction is posible.
Get an allergist to see you. ...Read more

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Uncircumcised male. Red "patch" showed on head of penis within 24 hours of intercourse. Doctor said it looked like yeast/eczema. Gone in week, common?

Uncircumcised male. Red "patch" showed on head of penis within 24 hours of intercourse. Doctor said it looked like yeast/eczema. Gone in week, common?

Balanitis: Not yeast. Not eczema. Common. Was there any treatment? Use lubrication for intercourse. Gently wash under foreskin in daily shower. Blot urine away after passing urine. ...Read more

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Does skin cancer usually feel hot after you itch it? I have a red dry patch on my ear for a couple days, and I get eczema. Should I go to derm or wait?

Scaly rash: If you have a red scaly rash, it should be scraped for a KOH test to rule out a tinea infection (fungus). You should visit a dermatologist. The dermatologist will do a full exam and rule out other conditions that look like eczema such as tinea, psoriasis, lichen planus, and other conditions. Do you have a rash anywhere else on your body? A dermatologist will ensure proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

No: In fact atopic eczema and psoriasis are nearly 180 degree opposite to each other in term of the immune reactions. Cortisone is a non-specific anti-inflammatory agent which however may help both conditions although better and safer alternatives may be required. The itchy rash on your chin is likely from a contact allergy with hair preparations being the most likely suspects. ...Read more

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Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody. Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Bugbite-like growth on scalp for 4 weeks. At first skin color, but now looks red inflamed. Symmetrical, clear borders, not bloody. Looks like one patch of eczema. Black hair, 28 yr male, no family history. Biopsy is pending. What type of skin cancer?

Possibly SSC or AK?: May not be cancer. Traditionally squamous cell cancer (SSC) was infrequent under age 40. But the incidence is increasing in this age range. The risk increases with use of Tanning booths and living in the Sun Belt. You lesion may be actinic keratosis (AK) (a precursor to SSC), SSC or a non-cancerous skin condition. It would not be Melanoma.see http://bit. Ly/1Pj9osP + http://bit. Ly/1FTMrdN ...Read more

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I'm not sure what this maybe 3 weeks ago I noticed bruises well it looked like bruises or small red patches under my underarm, im not sure if it was because I shaved, I do have sensitive skin but I never had eczema there before. I do have genital herpes bu

I'm not sure what this maybe 3 weeks ago I noticed bruises well it looked like bruises or small red patches under my underarm, im not sure if it was because I shaved, I do have sensitive skin but I never had eczema there before. I do have genital herpes bu

My: My best advice is for you to schedule a visit with your primary care provider or a dermatologist if that is an option for you. Typically herpes does not look like bruises, rather fluid filled blisters that are very painful when they initially appear. Also, eczema does not typically look like what you described in your post. You may be dealing with a dermatitis and/or allergy from shaving.
Regardless, please see a medical professional.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if you burned eczema infected skin?

I was wondering what would happen if you burned eczema infected skin?

Odd question,: Don't try this. Both eczema and infection would worsen. ...Read more

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What is the cure of skin eczema?

What is the cure of skin eczema?

Eczema: The goal of treatment for eczema is to relieve and prevent itching, which can lead to infection. Since the disease makes skin dry and itchy, lotions and creams are recommended to keep the skin moist. These products are usually applied when the skin is damp, such as after bathing, to help the skin retain moisture. Cold compresses may also be used to relieve itching. Over-the-counter products, such as hydrocortisone 1% cream, or prescription creams and ointments containing corticosteroids, are often prescribed to lessen inflammation. ...Read more

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Does eczema make skin darker and darker?

Possible: If you have untreated eczema it can cause skin stains and give you brown or dark skin stains. Avoid picking and scratching because it makes it worse. See your doctor for appropriate treatment. Get the sarna lotion for sensitive skin to hold down the itching and try the eucerin eczema skin cream. Flare ups occur when you are stressed and are not using coping skills. Therapy helps that. ...Read more

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How can I improve skin affected by eczema?

How can I improve skin affected by eczema?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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