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Does scratching eczema make it worse?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Eczema

But eczema can be a nuisance that may prompt scratching that can only make the problem worse.
Scratching can irritate the skin even more and lead to secondary infections. Treatment is with creams like cerave, topical prescription cortisone or Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic.

In brief: Eczema

But eczema can be a nuisance that may prompt scratching that can only make the problem worse.
Scratching can irritate the skin even more and lead to secondary infections. Treatment is with creams like cerave, topical prescription cortisone or Elidel (pimecrolimus) or protopic.
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