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dark scaly patches on skin
A 20-year-old female asked:
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. ... Read More
A 7-year-old female asked:
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dark patches: She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
45 years experience Dermatology
No: They will grow back. You need to treat the inflammation underneath initially with external medications such as tazorac, (tazarotene) taclonex, luxiq, ... Read More
42 years experience Dermatology
No: See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options for the scaly areas.
A female asked:
15 years experience Integrative Medicine
Candida: Candida or yeast can certainly create these symptoms and presentation. You can get a prescription from your doctor. In the meantime, cut out all suga ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this.
A 45-year-old member asked:
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs ... Read More
A female asked:
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Scaly skin: This could be just due to dryness but if you were using moisturizing oil or cream , then may be something else needs to be looked at by a doctor.
A 37-year-old male asked:
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Work up: Please avoid coconut oil on the skin. An inbox consultation with Healthtap may be useful to you and your pediatrician. The rash may result in a secon ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
27 years experience Dermatology
Rash on chest & back: One of the rashes on chest and back that has scaling patches either lighter or darker than skin color is tinea versicolor, a yeast infection of the sk ... Read More
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