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Habit scratching causes chronic atopic eczema

4Feb

Eczema Scratching

  The itch-scratch cycle is familiar to everyone who knows about atopic eczema. When eczema flares up, it itches – a feeling, which leads to scratching – a behaviour. The scratching irritates the skin further, then there is more itching, … Continue reading

  

Lichenification

29Dec

The epidermal layer of skin reacts to repetitive mechanical trauma by thickening up (hypertrophy), with an accumulation (hyperkeratosis) of dead cells (keratinocytes) sticking to the skin surface. The appearance is called lichenification by dermatologists. The similarity to the bark of … Continue reading