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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Tough to say: Rashes are very hard to diagnose over the computer, as described, it could be a type of fungal infection like tinea versicolor, but you really need a dr. To examine you to get the official, definitive diagnose, and then the treatment would follow. Best wishes. ...Read more