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All that you need to know about Asteatotic Eczema

About

Asteatotic Eczema is the “cracked porcelain look-alike fissures on the skin.

The skin disease can occur to anybody with dry skin and more commonly seen in elderly people. The condition is caused mainly due to the water loss of the stratum corneum. [1]

- It can be self-diagnosed.
- Treatment options are available.
- Tests and images may be required.
- A thyroid function test may be required for confirmation.

Asteatotic eczema is one of the common types of dermatitis. The condition is also known as xerotic eczema. It occurs most commonly in the shins but may also occur elsewhere like on upper-limbs and trunk.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable - The skin condition has a distinctive pattern. Plates of skin-shaped like diamonds separated by red bands form a network.
There may be stretch marks.
It may start in the shin and progress to other areas of leg.
There may be irritation accompanied by sleep deprivation.
Inflammation in some cases is associated with it.

Treatment

Self-Care: A patient should avoid scrubbing, by all means, bathe in cold water and reduce friction on the same.

Medicines: In the initial stage, topical mid-level steroid ointments may be applied.
Use antibiotics that cover staphylococcal or streptococcal infections.
Wet compress in the first few days is recommended.
Soak and smear treatment is useful.

Specialists: For other concerns, consult a general physician or a dermatologist. At mfine, you can get a holistic treatment plan for good health.

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