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I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and theyre spreading now. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do? I have no insurance=(

I have dry, brown, itchy spots under my armpits and theyre spreading now. So I have cancer? Is it an infection? What do I do?  I have no insurance=(

Hard to say: It's very difficult to diagnose rashes without seeing what it looks like but it may be a fungal infection (sort of like jock itch). You can try looking up clinics if money is an issue. Otherwise, you can call doctors and ask for the cash rate - it's difficult i know but something we've tried to solve with our website - sorry you're not in texas where most of doctors are. ...Read more

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Sudden small orangy/brown patches have appeared on my arm, look like tea stains, not itchy or dry, could it be from being in the sun too much?

Sudden small orangy/brown patches have appeared on my arm, look like tea stains, not itchy or dry, could it be from being in the sun too much?

It's possible or : Perhaps contact with some chemicals or from an underlying medical condition. Go see your dr to assess the cause. ...Read more

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Every now & then i find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Every now & then i find small dry spots on my arm very itchy sometimes. I keep them lotioned & clean. What causes this?

Could be eczema...: With skin conditions, its always hard to diagnose without a physical exam and thorough history. However, what you have could be eczema - basically translates to chronic dry inflammed skin. Sometimes it appears as dry patches of skin. Keeping your skin well moisturized will help this. Applying something natural like jojoba oil before getting out of the shower while skin is still wet might help. ...Read more

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I woke up to red mark on my arm and then it progressed to being kind of dry in the center, there's no pain or itchiness. What can it be?

I woke up to red mark on my arm and then it progressed to being kind of dry in the center, there's no pain or itchiness. What can it be?

Spot: it sounds like a mild possibly fungal infection I would suggest using a combination of an antifungal and hydrocortisone and if that makes it go away fine if not let someone see it and give you a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Itchy bump on arm. Brown. Itch once a day. Elliptical in shape. Soft but dry. Hard around the edges. Have pic. ?

Itchy bump on arm. Brown. Itch once a day. Elliptical in shape. Soft but dry. Hard around the edges. Have pic. ?

Itchy bump: Eczema, fungal though usually red may be brown . Rarely may be erythema nodosum-immue reaction to infection, though that is also usually red .Notalgia paresthetica usually occurs on the upper back ,keratosis are usually in older individuals . Rarely may be melanoma . f/u/ w/ dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a dry, itchy, and sometimes burning rash on my sides, right arm, and back. What could be causing this?

Needs exam: Your rash may have multiple causes and needs to be examined for proper diagnosis. Start with your primary care doctor and if they don't figure it out, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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Strange white, dry blisters on arm. No itchiness/pain. Bleed profusely when accidentally rubbed. What is it?

Psoriasis: These strange white blisters that bleed profusely when rubbed off sound like psoriasis, a candidal infection , or epidermolysis bulosa. Without the itching a candidal infection is very unlikely. Epidermolysis bulosa is typically diagnosed at a younger age. Therefore, this is most likely psoriasis which responds best to light therapy and steroidal treatments. ...Read more

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An itch on my arm was scratched hard repeatedly. It's been weeks and has turned dry, pink, peeling, and itchy with thickened skin. It has spread.?

An itch on my arm was scratched hard repeatedly. It's been weeks and has turned dry, pink, peeling, and itchy with thickened skin. It has spread.?

Not spreading.: The problem is that the itch was scratched hard, and repeatedly for an extended period of time and therefore the skin problem is entirely due to secondary changes; this means that it is irrelevant what caused the itch because all the changes you are described is from the scratching. Cure: stop scratching. ...Read more

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Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Blotches of dark skin that have a strange texture (dry, rough,flakey) all over my stomach and a little on my arm for a year. Not itchy, but is ugly?

Blotches of dark skin that have a strange texture (dry, rough,flakey) all over my stomach and a little on my arm for a year. Not itchy, but is ugly?

Tinea corporis: is most likely, although a picture would be helpful. Tinea is a fungal (yeast) infection of the skin that causes hyperpigmented (dark), scaly blotches that itch. Tinea tends to itch more when a person gets hot and/or sweaty, as the fungus thrives in a warm, moist environment. Tinea can be treated with antifungal creams and/or medication by mouth. ...Read more

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White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

White, dry patches of skin on my arm and occasionally on my legs. Flaky in appearance but not itchy. Most prominent after water contact... What is it?

Pityriasis alba: This is related to dry skin. Use a cream for dry skin soon after water immersion. Be patient. It is likely to improve in future. ...Read more