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hi,

ive had a patch on my leg for little over a year, maybe more. its not painful, is smooth and feels a little like a scar (havent burnt myself there) it doesnt irrtate me in the slightest and hasnt grown. i often forget its there. i have skin issues on my hands but they have always causes me trouble. or blanches when pressed. ill ipload a pic. has anyone had similar!? Uploading file...

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    In order to get the correct diagnosis, you should try to see a dermatologist. I'm not a doctor, but merely based on your photograph and because I've had severe eczema on the legs for 20 years and completely cured it 5 years ago, I would say very benign eczema or in less likelihood, contact dermatitis.

    If my assumption is correct and again, nothing would beat a consultation with a dermatologist, you might be successful in eradicating that little patch with several applications of a St. John's Wort cream. Calendula or Aloe Vera-based creams might also be other options to consider, among countless others. However, please bear in mind that you could develop an allergy to any substance, even entirely natural, and that in such eventuality, anything you try could also worsen your condition (discontinue should that be the case).

    Cheers,

    Greg.

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    thank you so much for your reply! i had eczema on my head when young and certain times of the month i still get little scabs. about 10 years ago i had red patches on my stomach, they itched (no all the time) but eventually went. i also have dermatitis on my hands that flare up from time time. id of gone down that root but like i say it doesnt itch or cause irritation. it fades when pressed and if im cold (mainly my legs) it will darken like my birthmark on my foot!!

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      Great, if you've had a documented history with eczema, then the disease has most likely returned, which is unfortunately the norm for most people. And yes, the patches can reappear on various parts of the body that weren't affected in the past. Many scientists now believe that eczema is caused by the presence of a simple bacteria, called Staphylococcus Aureus. The natural products I mentioned are all known to combat Staph. In my case, the disease was so severe, I had to take St. John's Wort pills for 5-6 months, in order to finally cure myself, once and for all. My anecdote shouldn't offer a guarantee of results for anyone, since each individual can react differently to any medication.

      Happy to help,

      Greg.

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    i have a question tho, it doesnt itch or irritate me at all is that known with eczema?

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      Well, my patches didn't always itch, although at times the itch was extremely aggravating. I read a lot on the subject and although no one is absolutely sure at this point, here is one explanation that caught my attention : certain strains of Staph can apparently emit a toxin deep into the skin, that causes the mast cells to degranulate and liberate histamine; histamine is inflammatory. The whole process is somewhat similar to the itch you get when bitten by a mosquito, except that it can be far more chronic with the strains of Staph described by the scientists. Science is incomplete, so we can only accept that speculation for now, and try potential solutions that will hopefully provide relief, if not an outright cure.

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      thanks! well this one has never itched. its more like a burn scare which is strange. thank you for your info. really has helped.

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      A pleasure! I should have also added that even when my patches were bloody, crusty and oozy, they did not always itch! So go figure, but I am extremely greatful to all those who discovered the potential benefits of SJW, because I never thought I would ever find a cure!

      May you also find a permanent solution,

      Greg.

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