facial eczema


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facial eczema

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(Veterinary Science) a disease of sheep and cattle, occurring in warm areas of North Island, New Zealand. It is caused by a fungus, Pithomyces chartarum, and causes impairment of liver function and reddening, itching, scab formation, and swelling of the skin, esp on the face
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For example, a mild topical corticosteroid should be used for treating infants under one year and facial eczema in children; however, as a child gets older a moderate or potent topical steroid may be required for short-term treatment on the torso and limbs.
It took away my razor rash, recurring redness and eased my slight facial eczema.