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