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A 36-year-old male asked:

What is the best way to treat red dry flakey patches on the elbows, lower back and knees? (i have already tried using the anti fungal creams lamisil and lotrimin?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
You should have this evaluated by a dermatologist. This does not sound like a fungus which those creams would treat. It may be psoriasis.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
There are too many possible causes, with different treatments, to make any recommendation. See a doctor, ideally a dermatologist. Good luck.
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Last updated May 2, 2021

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