A couple of weeks ago, my son developed a small patch of raised bumps on his elbow. After a few days, they seemed to "dry up" and now there is a bit of scaly skin where the rash used to be. Then, a few days later, another small patch appeared on the other side of the same elbow...with the same results. The rashes are isolated to that one elbow (there aren't any rashes anywhere else on his body), and it doesn't seem to be bothering him at all, so I am confused. My sister had eczema, and her rashes looked identical, but she used to go crazy scratching them, and they would spread to her face, arms, and legs.
My question is, can it still be eczema if it doesn't hurt, itch, or spread?? Oh, and one more thing... this has never happened to him before...doesn't eczema appear early? Can it just "happen" like this, out of the blue?
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