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Fluid weeping through skin--Follow-up
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Fluid weeping through skin--Follow-up

I did state my age in my initial question: 9, when I experienced the sudden onset of fluid weeping through my skin.  I did not indicate the year, however -- the symptoms first appeared in June 1957.  By that date I presume steroid use for dermatology problems would have been well known.  Yes, I did suffer from eczema as a child, and continue to experience problems with atopic dermatitis, but these two times, 1957 and 1958, were my only bouts with the conditions described.  Does this additional information help?
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Yes.  Steroids were being used then, a little, but creams were not in wide use and probably wouldn't have helped much.  Weeping skin rashes, such as poison ivy, generally respond only to oral steroids.  Perhaps your doctors were reluctant to use that in those days, although they were sufficiently before my time for me to be unable to comment further.

I would still bet on eczema, since that is a common rash which may indeed be troublesome, then disappear for decades or forever.

Best.

Dr. Rockoff
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