Itchiness is a major symptom of discoid or any other form of eczema, and the issue can interrupt sleep and daily activities. Some people may also experience burning or stinging. Most doctors give eczema patients a strong warning against scratching, as it can cause infection, more redness and irritation, and more itching. Additionally, constant scratching can permanently change the texture of the skin and can lead to lichenification, which makes the outer layer of skin overgrown, thick, and leathery. Scratching also increases the risk of scarring.
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