Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflammation, itchiness, and redness. It often appears as dry, scaly patches on the skin.

⚠️ Medium Risk: Eczema itself is not usually dangerous, but it can significantly affect your quality of life due to discomfort and itching. However, it can lead to complications such as skin infections if not managed properly.

💊 Treatment: Treatment and diagnosis for eczema depend on the severity of symptoms. If you suspect you have eczema, it’s best to see a dermatologist for proper evaluation and management. Urgency varies based on symptoms and severity.

💡 Skin Self-Exams tips: Regular skin self-examinations are crucial for monitoring any changes or developments in your eczema and for detecting any potential skin cancers early. Follow the ABCDE rule: asymmetry, border irregularity, color variation, diameter (greater than 6mm), and evolving characteristics. Perform these checks monthly, and if you notice any concerning changes, seek medical attention promptly.

Eczema (ICD-10: L20-L30)