I Have Eczema And Now I Have White Marks On My Skin, How Can I Get Rid Of Them Both?

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Asked by unhappyskin

I Have Eczema And Now I Have White Marks On My Skin, How Can I Get Rid Of Them Both?

I've had eczema since i was an infant. My skin started to develop white marks at around the age of thirteen, too. I have very tanned skin so the marks are very noticable. How can I get rid of the eczema for good, and is there anything that can treat the white marks?

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My son also has some "white skin patch issues" having suffered with eczema from a young age. If you are tanning - you need to consider the risks you are exposing yourself to (skin cancer risk) AND if you used steroid creams to treat these areas over the years - then the skin has thinned out a bit in those treated spots ,and may allow faster UV damage (and heightened cancer risk) - so reconsider the tanning.

You can also talk to a dermatologist about some trestment options to reduce the obvious "lightened discolorations."

There's also a difference between eczema and psoriasis. If you're not sure about the difference, check this post out.

Answered by Amy Hendel, P.A.