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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. 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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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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Are there any means of getting rid of scars left by eczema?

Are there any means of getting rid of scars left by eczema?

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

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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?

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 more

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How can I get rid of light eczema scars on tan skin?

How can I get rid of light eczema scars on tan skin?

They are probably: not scars, you need prescription meds to clear your spots ...Read more

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How can I get rid of scars or uneven skin after eczema?

How can I get rid of scars or uneven skin after 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

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Hey there! how to quickly reduce hard scars as a result of eczema without using lazer treatment?

Hey there!  how to quickly reduce hard scars as a result of eczema without using lazer treatment?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

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


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more