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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What are ways to treat old acne scars and dark patches caused by eczema and the use of cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

What are ways to treat old acne scars and dark patches caused by eczema and the use of cortizone (hydrocortisone)?

Scar revision : Scar revision may require various combinations of chemical peel, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, scar excision, grafting, fillers, skin bleaching, etc. Dark patches are generally not caused by cortizone, (hydrocortisone) atrophy is more likely. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

How can I eliminate scars caused by eczema?

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

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What can I do to reduce the effects of scars from eczema?

What can I do to reduce the effects of scars from eczema?

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

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For what length of time do eczema scars take to fade without products?

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

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Small sores on t shirt area of upper body. Disappears on their own. But leaves small white scars behind. Eczema?

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

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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?

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?

Anti-inflammatory: Topical and oral preparations in possible combination with chemical peels such as glycolic acid and or bleaching gents such as hydroquinone and retinoids with konica acid may be beneficial. ...Read more

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