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Skin Care and Diseases

Eczema

02/02/2010

Question:

I had exzema and it was very itchy, flacky rash that ozzed a yellow fluid. But I have a rash that goes around my ankle. It is very dry like the eczema but it don`t have the itchy flaky rash. Can eczema rash not be itchy?

Answer:

Sometimes simply dry skin is one of the manifestations of eczema. Use bland moisturizers as often as needed to keep the skin moist. Avoid hot baths/showers. Keep the bath/shower temperature lukewarm. Avoid prolonged soaking, too.

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Response by:

Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University