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When should you call your doctor if you have eczema?

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If you have eczema, you should call your doctor when:

�Skin inflammation doesn't respond after a week of treatment with over-the-counter hydrocortisone creams

�You get yellowish to light brown crust or pus-filled blisters over existing patches of eczema

�You're exposed to anyone with a viral skin disease such as cold sores or genital herpes while you're having a flare-up of eczema

�You have many painful, small, fluid-filled blisters where you get eczema

From: Understanding Eczema -- Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 09, 2017

SOURCE: American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on March 09, 2017

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