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i have dry patches of skin on my back

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Many things varying from fungus(like tinea corporis), to eczema(like nummular - coin shaped - eczema) or other things too that are less common. Consi ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Sounds: It sounds like you have eczema. Please see a dermatologist for treatment and to confirm the diagnosis.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See Dermatologist: Could be eczema. See a dermatologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Nummular dermatitis?: It is hard to say without taking a look. This may be a form of eczema, called nummular dermatitis, which usually presents as round, scaly patches. How ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several choices: It is difficult to know for sure what is causing your rash without actually seeing it first--it could be eczema, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatit ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Dry patches can be from eczema and can be from contact dermatitis and other causes. For a proper diagnosis, see a dermatologist.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sax
Dr. David Sax answered
24 years experience Dermatology
Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
Could be yeast: Some times yeast can look like this.
A member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Many things : It could be anything from ringworm to eczema to pityriasis rosea or something else. If it doesn't resolve within a few days see your physician.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It could be...: Psoriasis, or countless other issues. See a dermatologist for an exam and proper diagnosis.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Eczema: time to get to a dermatologist for assessment and treatment espcially since it's on your face.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Fungus among us: If you noticed that they are more prominent since you have been to the beach or had a tan than it is likely Tinea Versicolor, a common fungus that doe ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Canker sores: Canker sores are often secondary to an infection somewhere else in your body, or to stress, or to eating too much spicy or acidic food. It is not herp ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Could: be a fungus a dermatitis need to see the rash to give you a better idea. if not see a dermatologist for follow up
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ben Treen
Dr. Ben Treen answered
38 years experience Dermatology
Folliculiitis maybe: The list of possibilities for "itchy red bumps" is rather long. Folliculitis is inflammation in the root of the hairs, can be caused by friction, bact ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Dark pathes: Please consult a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
This is not unusual: Just like shaving anywhere, the hair follicles can become irritated and inflamed afterwards and the red bumps are likely associated with hair growing ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
BUMPS AND SCABS: IF THIS CONDITION HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR A LONG TIME YOU MUST SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. I HOPE YOU ARE NOT PICKING AT THEM! BEST LUCK AND LET US KNOW HOW IT ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Trotta
56 years experience Ophthalmology
Herpetic ?: Sounds like herpes call your papa to get Rx for medication
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Peeling skin: A dermatologist is the type of doc you need to see. Please do so. In the meanwhile, do you have enough oil in your diet? Also, consider using shea ... Read More
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