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Doctor insights on: Dry Itchy Patches On Legs

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What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

Many causes: Sometimes eczema, but visual exam is very important. Rashes can not be diagnosed through words as pictures speak more than a thousand words. ...Read more

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Not itchy red dry patch, on leg, it's not a perfect circle but roundish. No pus or other colors, didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out.?

Not itchy red dry patch, on leg, it's not a perfect circle but roundish. No pus or other colors, didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out.?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the skin findings you have described ranging from Eczema, Fungal Infection, a manifestation of a related medical disorder, and more. Moreover, diagnosis will be challenging without visual inspection; your medical history (recent/past) is needed to provide important diagnostic clues as well. Suggest you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have this dry patch on my leg it is itchy and scaly and has discoloration! What could thus be?

I have this dry patch on my leg it is itchy and scaly and has discoloration! What could thus be?

Get it evaluated: The possibilities are numerous and there is no way to diagnose without being able to see the lesion. See a dermatologist. ...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

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema (since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin. ...Read more

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Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal?

Weeping blisters on legs, trunk, arms, neck itchy bumps, dry patch skin on back. Weak fatigued, weight loss 10#=3 wks. Blood tests normal?

Get checked soon: Considering your overall fatigue it would be important for you to see a doctor urgently to see if the rashes are related to this fatigue and weight loss. You may be dehydrated and have a blood infection or serious allergic reaction. Good luck ...Read more

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I have this weird patch on the back of my thigh. It's circular and in the middle it feels dry. The outside is a bit itchy. What is this?

I have this weird patch on the back of my thigh. It's circular and in the middle it feels dry. The outside is a bit itchy. What is this?

Well could be a few: Could be a few possibilities. Need a better description please or even a picture. You most likely will need treatment. So use good hygiene for now and either set an appointment or see your own doctor but you do need to have it seen ...Read more

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Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Tinea corporis: Known as ringworm is a possibility; however, this skin lesion must be SEEN and evaluated. You can try OTC Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF AM/PM to the area, since this may be a fungal infection: without a photo hard to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can I put pure Lard on pityriasis rosea herald patch that is on thigh for 2 months and 20 days? Or some other cream? Patch is dry and non itchy

Confused: You indicate that you had PR 2 YEARS ago and you wish to use lard on a herald patch present for 2 months. I suspect that you need a more precise diagnosis. PR rarely if ever occurs more than once. If it is PR, it does not matter what you put on it. Why use lard for anything on the skin??? Not what I would do. Oh, and the zinc pills are a waste of money, possibly harmful. ...Read more

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I have a dry patch between my vagina and inner thigh its been there 3 weeks it is flaky and white and peals leaving a few bleeding spots. It is itchy?

I have a dry patch between my vagina and inner thigh its been there 3 weeks it is flaky and white and peals leaving a few bleeding spots. It is itchy?

Rash: Hello RosarioM. The rash can be different things to include sensitive skin, irritation from moisture and/or rubbing, yeast infection, or an inflammatory skin condition. Because the treatments vary, I recommend your doctor taking a look at it to determine the best treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more