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Eczema on back, breasts, arms, dry skin, welts on face. Taking steroids injections. Cure?

My sister has been diagnosed with severe eczema which coveres her back, breasts and arms. Her skin is extremely dry and painful, her skin constantly sheds and she has episodes of extreme itchiness. Yesterday she developed large pus filled welts on her face. She received a steroid injection and she is taking Benadryl with no success. We are at a loss can this be eczema or is it something else?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Hi, welcome to HCM.
As you have mentioned your sister's problem with itchy lesion over the back and a pus-filled lesion means she is having an infection now. At that moment, steroid will be problematic. Probably she is having some generalized eczematous condition that may also be Ichthyosis, psoriasis or contact dermatitis. So it needs a proper diagnosis & then actual therapy. Nowadays effective remedies are available. Don't worry. Kindly consult a good dermatologist. He will examine her & if needed will do some investigations.
Hope she will be ok.
Good luck
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