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Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

Does sun exposure help heal white patches left from eczema?

It can: It sounds like you have postinflammatory hypopigmentation. If this is truly the case and there hasn't been much scarring in the area, reasonable sun exposure can help repigment the area. ...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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How to make white patches of eczema go away?

How to make white patches of eczema go away?

Time: If the skin gets depigmented from scratching, the passage of time may heal it. It may takes many days or weeks however for this to happen. ...Read more

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I have a large patch of eczema on my back which isn't going away and it's been there for the last two months or more, Is there any way to deal with it?

I have a large patch of eczema on my back which isn't going away and it's been there for the last two months or more, Is there any way to deal with it?

No Scratch the Patch: Eczema is a chronic condition of the skin characterized by inflammation. Often it is triggered by environmental changes (temp) or emotion (anxiety/stress). The skin may itch, develop clear blisters, peel or thicken with time due to chronic rubbing or scratching. It is often wise to confirm by biopsy a chronic lesion, especially if it fails to improve with a mild steroid cream, bleeds or grows. ...Read more

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Is patch testing necessary if I have eczema?

Is patch testing necessary if I have eczema?

For what: If you have lots of allergies and want to know what you are allergic to then it could be helpful. If you dermatologist is wanting to send you to the allergist then you may have more than one type of skin rash. ...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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Is it normal for eczema patches to develope hard, firm nodules?

Is it normal for eczema patches to develope hard, firm nodules?

Prurigo Nodule: Nodular prurigo can occur at all ages but mainly in adults aged 20-60 years. Both sexes are equally affected. The individual prurigo nodule is a firm lump, 1-3 cm in diameter, often with a raised warty surface. The early lesion may start as a smaller red itchy bump. Crusting and scaling may cover recently scratched lesions. Older lesions may be darker or paler than surrounding skin. ...Read more

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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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Doctors can you tell me why do I enjoy hurting my own eczema patches?

Doctors can you tell me why do I enjoy hurting my own eczema patches?

Avoid Scratching: Not sure why you enjoy "hurting" your eczema but I can tell you that scratching your eczema patches will only make your skin condition worse. Take OTC antihistamines and use daily moisturizers to help reduced the itching sensation causing you to pick at your lesions. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my eczema is red but there are some brown patches, should I be concerned, what do you suggest?

Post inflammatory: often times the redness of eczema can turn dark or brown as a result of the resolving rash especially in darker skin types. Typically I start my patients on lightening agents once their eczema is under control and add beta hydroxy peels. ...Read more

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I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil i do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.

I have red patches all over my body. Its summer in phlipnes and qatar? Wat wil i do? It is eczema? Help!! Thanks. Pictre will be posted.

Get seen: Nobody here is going to diagnose a rash from a photo. I appreciate your concern for your health, but you deserve to be seen for this by a good general physician and perhaps then a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Will eczema patches leave scars?

Will eczema patches leave scars?

Not usually: Inflammation from eczema tends to be superficial. If it's not infected and if you don't scratch it too rigorously, the patches in general heal without scarring. However, if it is not in good control, chronic rigorous scratching can result in permanent discoloration typically seen in people with darker complexion. For this reason, routine moisturizing and controlling the itch are both important. ...Read more

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Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Are there any products I should avoid while I have eczema patches on my hands?

Avoid allergens: Keeping your skin moist with bland lotions or ointments is essential. Common avoidable topical allergens include fragrances (organic or not), cocamidopropyl betaine (often in wipes and hand sanitizers), kathon, propylene glycol, and disperse blue. Petrolatum jelly is probably the least allergenic and most effective moisturizer for hand eczema. ...Read more

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Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

With time: With time (usually months), the lighter patches should gradually improve. Make sure to moisturize regularly with a hypoallergenic frangrance-free product. ...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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Help! I have white patches on my legs from - is it eczema?

Help! I have white patches on my legs from - is it eczema?

Could be...: Dry, scaly, discolored patches on legs could definitely be eczema. See your primary doctor to confirm. In the meantime try applying twice daily moisturizer like Vanicream to area and OTC hydrocortizone cream to see if lesions resolve. May need a prescription strength steroid cream if more severe. ...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 have eczema really really bad, what would you suggest for treating red itchy patches?

Consult your MD/Derm: I f your eczema is too bad you should consult your docor or a dermatologist, to get evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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My 3month old baby has rough red patches on her face,eczema.how can i treat it fast?pls help.

My 3month old baby has rough red patches on her face,eczema.how can i treat it fast?pls help.

Eczema: the reason for eczema is lack of moisturizer. If your baby is breast feeding, try to exclude certain foods in your diet. Watch what you are bathing her with. Use hypoallergenic shampoo. Make sure to wear cotton clothes. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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