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Dark Dry Skin Patches On Face
Melasma or dark patches on face Showed many doctors nothing works Discolred chin area No rash Dry skin Age 42 Half uterus removed no period?
You might consider..: Microneedling is the process where small needles are used to penetrate the epidermis and the dermis, creating micro pores that allow deeper application of certain topical medications, such as lightening agents. Some patients have had good results with evening out skin tone, reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, and even improvement of scars and stretch marks. ...Read more
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Face Patches..: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Apply Aquaphor at night to patches before bed. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided ...Read more
Possible rash: You may have eczema or psoriatic patches. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and she will also recommend treatment. ...Read more
I have a bumpy dry skin patch on my face that won't go away. It started on one side of my face then spread to other parts. It started in january. Help!
Bumpy dry skin patch: Please see you primary provider or dermatologist so that they can evaluate you, MAP the areas of involvement and recommend the most effective treatment. ...Read more
See doctor: Since the patches are on your face, it is best to see doctor/dermatologist to get proper cream./med. ...Read more
My head has started itching and burning for several weeks now its full of patches of flaking skin and. My neck itches wt patchs of dry skin like?
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?
Facial lesions: Bumps on the face could be multiple things. Acne will turn red eventually. Eczema (associated with dry skin) can result in bumps that may or may not itch. A fungal infection would gradually spread and may not itch. If the bumps have a small central pit it could be a benign infection called Molluscum that resolves over time. Using steroids like hydrocortisone will worsen a fungal infection. ...Read more
I popped a few pimples on my face, but now the skin in those areas formed into small patches of red rough dry skin...What should I do?
Good skin care: You should use a moisturizer on the skin and an exfoliator, keep skin clean with a non soap cleanser. ...Read more
I hav a dry skin n I use olive oil on my face aftr cleanin wid rose water bfore sleepn. Does applyin olive oil makes skin darker. Or adds brightness.
Neither: See dermatologist to discuss options for skin care. ...Read more
Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. Possibly allergy or eczema?
Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more
What are the best remedies for dark arms and feet? Does natural remedies really work? I have dry skin and could not bear lemon on my face.
Natural doesn't work: People use sunblock moisturizer. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up, but the color won't be lighter than one's natural untanned color. One should take extra vitamin D to make up for not getting vitamin D from the sun. Although tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. Have the doctor look. ...Read more
I have been breaking out all over face neck arms and stomach. I also have a patch of itchy dry skin on my back shoulder and another small patch on arm?
Sounds: It sounds like you have eczema. Please see a dermatologist for treatment and to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry. ...Read more
Dry skin: You actually do not want to try to remove dry skin, since it is your own skin that is flaking. You want to treat it. If it is a rash, like seborrhea, which produces flaking, then you need a dandruff shampoo and a Hydrocortisone cream 1%. If it is truly dry, like in alaska in the winter, then use a facial moisturizer, several times a day. If it is severe, it could be psoriasis or icthyosis. ...Read more
Seborrhoic dematitis: Patches o seborrhoa can heal and then break down. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more