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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
skin patch for 5 years. It itches deeply, sometimes bleeds, sometimes like a scar with a red center sometimes scaly. What is it? not like my eczema
My son has reoccurring sores appearing on his lower legs and forearms only. I thought they were from scratching small areas of eczema but its not. They are small round shaped ulcers that itch then leave a scar of dark colored skin after its healed. I h
What are ways to treat old acne scars and dark patches caused by eczema and the use of cortizone (hydrocortisone)?
Blemish: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hypo/hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnosis treatments include: bleaching agents, peels, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, skin needling, camouflage, tattoo, excision, grafting, fillers, fat grafting, puch grafting, soft tissue rearrangement, etc. ...Read more
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read more
Depends : Residual marks from eczema can appear as either: (1) pigment alteration (light or dark spots) as a result of inflammation (2) white streaks that usually represent true scarring due to scratching. Pigment alterations can last months depending on your skin type and eczema control. Scars are permanent. ...Read more
Small sores on t shirt area of upper body. Disappears on their own. But leaves small white scars behind. Eczema?
Possibly: If the sores are in the same area as the tshirt, you may also be allergic to something in the t-shirt. See a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis if this is bothering you. ...Read more
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
For someone who has a mild condition of eczema causing the skin to scar and darken is there anything that can get the skin back to its original color?
Possibly: Eczema is frequently well controlled with cortisone type topical medicines. If there is full thickness scarring then improvement will be limited to the extent of damage. The damage most often comes from the excoriation caused by scratching to relieve the itch often accompanying eczema. Antipruritics therefore are important in treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They are probably: not scars, you need prescription meds to clear your spots ...Read more
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
IMPROVE not remove: There are many options to improve scars discussed here but it is genrally impossible to remove a scar unless you replace it with another. ...Read more
What to do if I have a few old face scars caused by eczema. Is scar revision the best way to remove them?
Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)
A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more