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why do i have dry spots on my skin

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Rash: Please send photo. Could be allergy or food related or rare disease.

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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to see the rash. Have your primary care physician or a dermatologist evaluate the rash.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Your description: applies to a number of skin problems but I would "vote for" FUNGAL cause. Sometimes SPECIFIC TREATMENT and sometimes ORAL ANTI-FUNGALS are indicated ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
West Nile Virus: Go to the following web site on west nile virus to see the skin rash caused by this virus. http://www.bccdc.ca/nr/rdonlyres/683e7fcb-d2bc-4d06-bdd2-c ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Several Causes: The skin over the testicles is the same as any skin. If the oil/sweat glands do not creat enough moisture or protection for the skin, it can be dry. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilites: Could just be dry skin, or could be due to friction on clothing. Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis to a soap, detergent, or fabric softener is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Many reasons: White spots denote loss of pigmentation form inflammation in most cases.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many causes!: Most likely eczema or psoriasis. Have it evaluated. Hydrocortisone cream otc might help!
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience General Practice
May be eczema: See your primary care physician to check it out.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: You may have psoriasis or eczema and you need a physician to diagnose it and treat it properly.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Shea butter: Try using a paraben/phthalate-free cream or lotion at night that contains natural oils, like grape seed, jojoba, or olive oil with shea butter. Apply ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Do white spots look like millet? If so and without long foreskin-related inflammation, they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Nails: Are these spots on all your nails or just a few? If its on just a few nails and is in random positions its called Leukonychia, and it may be a result ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Sounds like: A yeast infection and needs treatment.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Crane
26 years experience Podiatry
Normal or vascular: Red spots on your feet can be a normal part of aging or anything from dermatitis to insect bites. I would go have them looked at by your favorite derm ... Read More
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A 93-year-old male asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Moisturize: You should see your friendly dermatologist to make sure that it is just dry skin that you are dealin with. If it is, moisturize, moisturize, moisturiz ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Sun Exposure: Dark spots that have recently developed on the upper lip are usually due to sun exposure. They include lentigines, ephilids, and melanoma. Also, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Call your MD: Sounds like you will need a workup and tests to better determine your issue.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Insufficient info: but you probably need to see a dermatologist
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Likely Irritation: Red skin (erythema) and bumps sounds like irritation. It could be from shaving, anti-perspirant, or chaffing. Hold off from applying anything irrita ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Depends on the site, size and other factors, if really bothersome, see a dermatologist
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Needs evaluation: You need an exam to determine the cause then a physician can tell you about possible treatments.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Lach
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Flaky skin treatment: Flaky skin around the mouth could represent a number of conditions. There could commonly be a mild inflammatory process such as dermatitis that respo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member 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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