What causes eczema on the legs?
There is no definitive answer to this question as eczema can be caused by a variety of things including genetics, allergies, irritants, and underlying medical conditions. However, some common triggers for eczema on the legs include dry skin, stress, extreme temperatures (either hot or cold), and certain soaps or detergents.
What can I do for eczema itching on the legs?
There are a few things you can do to help relieve eczema itching on the legs:
-Apply a cool compress or damp cloth to the affected area. This will help soothe and reduce inflammation.
-Moisturize regularly with an emollient cream or ointment. This will help keep the skin hydrated and less likely to itch. Be sure to choose a product that does not contain fragrances, dyes, or other potential irritants.
+Use gentle cleansers instead of soap when bathing/showering. Soap can dry out the skin and make eczema worse.
-Apply a topical steroid cream or ointment as directed by your doctor. This will help reduce inflammation and itching.
-Take an antihistamine as needed to help relieve itching.
Is eczema on the legs contagious?
Eczema is not contagious.
Some suggested natural remedies for eczema on the legs include using coconut oil or aloe vera gel topically, drinking plenty of water, and keeping skin moisturized.
Doctors you can go to in the USA for eczema on legs
Some of them include Dr. Lawrence Eichenfield from Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California; Dr. Robert Sidbury from Seattle Children’s Hospital in Washington; and Dr. Richard Gallo from UCSD School of Medicine in La Jolla, California.
Doctors you can go to in England for eczema on legs
Some of the more common ones include Dr. John Howard, Dr. Richard Aron, and Dr. David Gawkrodger.
Doctors you can go to in Canada for eczema on legs
Some possible options for eczema on the legs in Canada include:
-Dr. Richard Besser (Toronto)
-Dr. Michael Silverman (Vancouver)
-Dr. Jennifer Pearlstein (Ottawa)
Doctors you can go to in Australia for eczema on legs
Some of the more popular ones include Dr. Michael Katzman, Dr. Mark Foster, and Dr. James Yiannias.
The National Eczema Association has a list of scientific studies on eczema: https://nationaleczema.org/research/
The American Academy of Dermatology also has a list of scientific studies on eczema: https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/eczema/research