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dark scaly patches on skin

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dark patches: She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
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
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options for the scaly areas.
A female asked:
Dr. Sraddha Prativadi
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
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:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
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:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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:
Dr. Emily Altman
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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