Pictures of eczema can be used by individuals in order to diagnose this skin problem. The classic symptoms of eczema include patches of skin that are always dry, itchy, and red. The affected skin areas are usually thickened, inflamed, and lesions as well as scaling may be evident. The areas of the body normally affected include the hands, face and neck, legs, and areas where there are skin folds or skin creases. These areas are often behind the knees or elbows.
However, pictures of eczema can often lead to a misdiagnosis for other skin care problems. For example, eczema can be confused with psoriasis, allergic skin rashes, skin rashes from other sources such as a heat rash or viral skin rash, impetigo, scabies, vitiligo, fungal skin rashes, contact dermatitis, and others. Therefore, in addition to looking at eczema pictures, it is a good idea to visit a skin doctor or dermatologist. These individuals have the specialized training to be able to properly diagnose the skin care problem and determine whether it actually is eczema. Do not rely on eczema pictures only for the diagnosis.
Many individuals suffer from an eczema skin problem. The entries below do not provided pictures of eczema. However, stories of individuals suffering and dealing with an eczema rash problem are provided below in order to help others deal with their eczema skin care issues.
My 19 year old daughter has had an eczema skin rash problem for about nine years now. Since she has been in college it appears that her flare ups are happening more often. Her eczema flare ups seem to be the worst on the inside of the elbow area. After the flare ups have gone away she has complained a couple of times that that area feels sore inside of the elbow area. Has anyone else experienced this kind of effect?
I had eczema as a child until I reached the age of ten when my eczema subsided and it did not reappear until I was 23 years old. As a child, I only had it on the backs of my knees and creases of my arms. My mom only allowed me to bathe in Basis Soap; it was clear back then, now I think it's white. Every now and then I would use hydrocortisone but only if the eczema skin rash problem was really bad.
In my twenties when it reappeared, I diagnosed my problem by looking at pictures of eczema. It was on my fingers, which is controlled by using creams for one or two days and not wearing my jewelry. After it goes, I wear my rings again. I am not sure what is going on there because my rings are 10k gold and I wore them in high school with no reaction. As of now, I have not had any flare ups in about 3 months.
by Lucy (England)
I have had eczema since I was very little. I cannot even remember when it first occurred. I am now 13 years old and I hate it so much and I hate seeing pictures of eczema! Currently, I have an eczema rash flare up and it makes me feel sick! This eczema skin problem affects my confidence and people often ask me about it at school. I have eczema on my face at the moment but it has also been on other parts of my body in the past such as my arms and legs. I just want this skin problem to go away.
I have also had Eczema all my life, Lucy. I am now 20 years old and I have good days and bad days. At this moment in time I am going through a bad patch were my face (especially my forehead), neck and shoulder areas are very dry. I treat as best I can and just have to get on with it.
I have found that dairy products seem to affect many people's conditions, although I can't resist drinking milk. Try giving up dairy, it might help.
Anyway, just try different things. Your body changes every seven years. You may grow out of it, you may not. If you don't, it is not a real bad thing. There are a lot worse things out there so just keep smiling.
by Nicole (Lincoln)
I have had eczema my whole life and it has really been a pain to deal with. I am currently 14 years old and I feel horrible with this eczema skin condition. I don't have much confidence at all when it comes to school. When people ask me, "What's that stuff on your leg?" it's definitely a struggle to go through.
I do admit that I did not try very hard to get rid of the eczema skin problem as a kid. I realize that after all these years it has gotten worse and I wish that I could have eliminated the eczema skin rash problem sooner. It is extremely painful at some times and I just wish my skin would be clear and pain free! The eczema skin condition is all over my legs and arms, including my wrists, ankles, and the back of my knees. It gets really bad in the winter because of the dry skin, but it tends to get clearer during the summer, which is a relief. I am just glad my family and friends are supportive and that they don't see me as having an ugly skin condition. I'm lucky to have them!
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