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Dry Itchy Patches On Skin
Dry itchy patches of skin on inner thigh, armpits and ankle (not itchy yet). Is this due to a recent tick bite? What is going on and what to expect?tx
My husband has dry itchy flaky patches all over his body. His skin is very dry in general. What could it be?
Psoriasis: especially if the flaky patches are red underneath and favor the joint surfaces. ...Read more
I have a dry and at times itchy patch of skin on my areola. It's flaky and seems wounded. It's been there for weeks now. I'm really worried. I'm 17.
I've 2 quarter size inflamed dry patches of skin that came up 2 weeks ago. Its itchy! been given fucicort but it isnt working. Do you have any ideas?
Depends on location: The spots could be a form of eczema. In my experience the medication works better in an ointment base for this type. If the fucicort is a cream you could try applying white petrolatum over it (like plasin vaseline). But there are other possible causes of what you describe, including a fungal infection, which could worsen with fucicort. ...Read more
I have dry itchy flakey skin on my face and now its a dark patch, what can I do to get my soft smooth skin back?
Picture: If you could send a picture that would help diagnose it. ...Read more
I have dry skin patches on my chin. They only get red when I touch it but they are not itchy and don't become itchy when I touch it. What can this be?
Hard to answer: Without seeing you i can't answer your question. Best bet is to see a dermatologist (a skin doctor) ...Read more
Dry and wrinkled patch appears on skin, not red or itchy. Initially only 1, which fails to go away for years. Recently it spreads to more. What it is?
Multiple causes : Dry patches in the skin can be seen in conditions such as pityriasis alba and other rashes. Pityriasis alba is a sign of sensitive skin and causes dry white patches. Scented products and sunscreens can often cause flares. See a dermatologist to evaluate an active area for a potential biopsy and treatment recommedations. ...Read more
I have and dry itchy patch on my areola. I can also peel the skin off. But it comes right back. Could it be cancerous?
Nipples: It's not normal i would see a dermatologist it could be benign or worse. ...Read more
Dark (light brown) dry (not itchy, unless i scratch) skin patches (small, ca. 1 CM the biggest). Down on my stomach, . What is it and what to do?
My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not red.?
Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection. This could be "ringworm" (tinea corporis) or tinea versicolor. If it is tinea corporis, then it is contagious. If it is tinea versicolor, then it is more of a nuisance, but can be challenging to control. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist to get an actual diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?
Picture=1000 words: Without a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it is or could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: were u out in the sun a lot (even in winter)? Do u use any chemical /cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (psoriasis, seborrhea) or it could be ominous. ...Read more
I have several patches of dry very itchy skin around my waist. The patches are roundish and almost blue-black in color. The patches do not change much whether or not I am wearing something that rubs against the skin around my waist.
This may be a nickel allergy. Do you wear anything around your waist that is metal? Even if you don't wear it every day you may still have the rash to prove it. If this is possible, stop wearing the piece of clothing that has metal. Use over the couter Hydrocortisone up to four times a day. If this does not work or not a possible scenario visit your primary care doctor or dermatologist for an evaluation.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a small pink-red dry patch of skin that is not itchy or painful on my lower buttock, is it a rash? What could be the cause?
It depends.: You might have been born with it. This happens sometimes, and is usually called a port wine stain, or simply a discoloration of the skin due to lack of pigment. It also might be a lesion/cut/bite that healed long ago and stayed red. If you have others, it could be a skin condition from some disease. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure, or just be aware of it if you are ok otherwise. ...Read more
I found this patch of dry skin on my stomach. It was much smaller but i scratched it, its been two months now. It isnt itchy. What is it?
Hard to say: This could be something very simple like xerosis (dry skin) that is getting larger because of scratching. This could also be something fungal or eczema. Given this forum i cannot say for sure. However, seeing your doctor would help you figure this out. A dermatologist may be needed. ...Read more
My skin is dry and itchy. When i sweat i get prickly heat like rashes which leaves behind dark patches and marks all over my skin .Help me?
See a dermatologist: Maybe eczema. Prescriptions will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a dry, red itchy patch of skin isolated to my wrist area. Lotion doesn't help, but antibacterial medicine does. What are your thoughts?
Could be infection: You may have a bacterial infection or a rash that started as eczema but became secondarily infected. It might also be a fungal infection or mixed infection. If it does not clear completely with antibacterial med you should see a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have a flakey pale dry patch on my penis and its got an itchy sensation I havent itched it but just realised a slight skin cut what can it be?
Get it checked. : Are you circumcised or not? Did you have recent sexual activity involving penile contact? Though your symptoms don't sound serious, STDs & other inflammatory conditions can take many forms & must not be overlooked. You should discuss this with your primary medical provider, specialist or local STD clinic. ...Read more
What cream to put on non itchy pityriasis rosea herald patch-can i put Panthenol cream on it?some other?so that skin is not dry.or put nothing on it?
I've given birth 2months ago, after showering i saw dry skin coming off my neck(under my chin) leaving white patch. It had itchy before this, not now?
Dry skin: I don't think giving birth has any connection to your chin problem. Probably it got irritated and you missed it. I would just apply a moisturizer on the white spot for as long as needed. ...Read more
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
I had scabies about 3 weeks ago. I also have horrible dry skin. I've been having red itchy patches everywhere. Dry skin or scabies?
Why have I got a dry patch of skin wear I wear my bra can it be eczema it's really itchy ? Cos I suffer from it on my feet can it spread ?
Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?
Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more
I'm 23 years old and constantly have a patch of dry itchy skin on the palms of both my hands what could it be??
I have dark patches of dry skin on my lips. I have tried some over the counter cream but it didn't work. They're often itchy and scaling.
I hve small patches on both arms, not itchy but they are like dry skin ptch nd peel off when scrtchd thin scale like. No othr changes. What r these?
Dry skin: If the lesions you describe on your arms are prominent in your elbows it could represent psoriasis. They appear to be scaly or plaque like lesions commonly found on elbows, knees, and scalp but can also occur in other areas. Make an appointment with a medical provider to have this evaluated. ...Read more
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