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How can I tell if my dermatitis is now infected?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Redness, pain, crust

Eczema can easily get secondary infected.
The signs of infection within an area of eczema are swelling, increasing pain, yellow/gold crusting, redness. If it goes further, you may experience systemic symptoms like a fever, chills, shakes. If any of this happens, call your doctor immediately.

In brief: Redness, pain, crust

Eczema can easily get secondary infected.
The signs of infection within an area of eczema are swelling, increasing pain, yellow/gold crusting, redness. If it goes further, you may experience systemic symptoms like a fever, chills, shakes. If any of this happens, call your doctor immediately.
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