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Is Eczema Symptomatic With Scaly Dry And Itchy Skin Patches All Over The Body?

I ve been experiencing cracked skin on top of my eyelids and a lot of dry material (possibly skin) builds up in my ears (I find myself picking out crumbs of it multiple times each day). I ve also had a scaly, itchy patch of skin on my shin for several months. My children have all had eczema and all but one have grown out of it. I don t recall ever having it myself. Is this likely to be eczema or another condition? Thanks, Jason
Wed, 29 Nov 2017
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi.
As per your case history of dry skin.
My treatment advice is –

1.You are having xerosis and not eczema. Don’t scratch the lesion as it may worsen the condition.
2. Apply an emollient cram like enmoist twice daily on affected skin.
3. Take a folic acid supplement for 3 months and levocetirizine for itching.
4. Other treatment options are topical steroid, oral steroids taken only after consulting a dermatologist.

Thanks.
Dr.Harshit Bhachech.
MBBS, DDVL.
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Is Eczema Symptomatic With Scaly Dry And Itchy Skin Patches All Over The Body?

Hi. As per your case history of dry skin. My treatment advice is – 1.You are having xerosis and not eczema. Don’t scratch the lesion as it may worsen the condition. 2. Apply an emollient cram like enmoist twice daily on affected skin. 3. Take a folic acid supplement for 3 months and levocetirizine for itching. 4. Other treatment options are topical steroid, oral steroids taken only after consulting a dermatologist. Thanks. Dr.Harshit Bhachech. MBBS, DDVL.