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Dark Scaly Patches On Skin
Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?
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. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more
My 7 yo daughter has some dark scaly patches on her neck. She is caucasian with lightly tan skin. Does not itch or bother her at all.
Dark patches: She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back. What could it be and how can I remedy it?
I have a scaly patch of skin on my ankle/foot. It's small (1 inch) and it doesn't itch, but it's annoying and darker than the rest of my skin.
I have many white, scaly, raised, and different colored patches on my skin that are growing larger each year. Any idea on what it may be?
Too general.: There are so many causes of red, scaly patches that we cannot possibly give you an intelligent answer without more information. If this is a new development, you should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Why does the skin of a dialysis patient turn dark and sort of scaly after numerous sessions? Can they take something to prevent it?
White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.
Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole ( or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated,gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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