Does Eczema Blanch?
September 28, 2012 1:27 PM   Subscribe

Do eczema rashes blanch (turn white) when you press them?
posted by brista to Health & Fitness (6 answers total)
Like for a slightly prolonged time? Not mine, but I'm mostly healed from my recent outbreak.
posted by lizbunny at 1:42 PM on September 28, 2012

Some of the prescription steroid cream can bleach your skin a bit, but the actual rashy bits will stay pretty red.
posted by Think_Long at 1:48 PM on September 28, 2012

Hives do.
posted by rhizome at 2:15 PM on September 28, 2012

Most skin rashes do blanch unless there is some element of blood under the skin (i.e. petechiae, purpura, or bruise).
posted by treehorn+bunny at 2:19 PM on September 28, 2012 [4 favorites]

Mine does. It also irritates them!
posted by glip at 11:17 AM on September 29, 2012

Response by poster: I found out that I actually had steroid-induced eczema (also called red skin syndrome or topical steroid addiction/withdrawal). I stopped all topical steroids, went through a hellish year long healing period while my skin repaired itself, and now have normal non-eczema skin. The only change I made was cessation of steroids. Thanks for your help, though!
posted by brista at 6:15 PM on September 3, 2013

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