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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

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

Get evaluated: Although it may be a tick bite. You should see a dermatologist to make sure it is not a type of psoriasis. A diagnosis is warranted.

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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 isn't 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 isn't 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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: 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.

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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?

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.

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I found this patch of dry skin on my stomach. It was much smaller but I scratched it, its been two months now. It isn't 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.

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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?

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.

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I have a flakey pale dry patch on my penis and its got an itchy sensation I haven't itched it but just realised a slight skin cut what can it be?

I have a flakey pale dry patch on my penis and its got an itchy sensation I haven't 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.

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