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Dry Patches On Arm
I've been getting dry pastches on my eyelids and there are 2 dry patches on my upper arm also. What could that be from?
I get small round flat dry patches on my upper arm. They seem to come and go. They itch sometimes. I also have really tiny bump patches. Is it eczema?
I'm not sure if its my deodorant or what but I've developed itchy dry red patches on my arm pit very uncomfortable any ideas?
My cousin has dry patches skin on her arm. Her mother has used vitamin E creams, oils and ointments but it doesn't help. It has scarred the skin tissue on her arm because it itches. Her parents has KeyCare Plus, can they be referred to dermatologist?
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?
I have dry circular patches over my body, new freckles and lumps under my arm pit?! Are these all related.
Maybe not.: Consider ring worm and Hydradinitis suppurativa.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have several dry patches on my arms. They don't itch but new spots keep appearing. What could this be?
Need to be seen: Without looking at the skin it would be impossible to diagnose the condition. You could try a lubricant/moisturizer on the skin for several days and if it doesnot help you need to have it examined. ...Read more
I am black and have some dark patches all around my body and some on my arms and back when I itch it it goes dry but stays on my skin as a patch?
Dark pathes: Please consult a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
My dad has a raised dry patch on his arm about the size of a dime. It's pinkish. He has one on his chest also and they've been there quite a while.
I have these dry patches or spots on my arms and I want to know if it is normal? How can I treat it? Patches/spots are a white color. White dots in the middle of it. (small dots)
It would be helpful to know if they are itchy or painful? How long have they been present? You could be dealing with a dermatitis from certain lotions or detergents, and even eczema can present this way. There are also fungal infections that can cause patches/spots similar to what you described. The treatment for a fungus versus a dermatitis or eczema is different, therefore I would recommend a visit with your primary care provider in order to get a diagnosis so appropriate treatment can be started.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have developed a dry patch underneath my left arm pit. At times the skin color becomes darker not always. How can this be treated?
Over two months, I've developed red, dry patches on the sides of both armpits. There was one patch and now there are 3 per arm. No scaling. Burning?
Need more: You can summit pictures and this would be helpful to further down the dx. ...Read more
On my girlfriend there are small patches of what she believes to be dry or dead skin. They are on her arms, and back. She says they do not itch or her.
See a doctor: You have to know what is causing the white patches before instituting treatment. The best way is see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have small circular dry patches of skin on my body, for over 2 week now, I've noticed more, 3 on my legs, back and arm.
Could be: Many things varying from fungus (like tinea corporis), to eczema (like nummular - coin shaped - eczema) or other things too that are less common. Consider a formal video consultation on HealthTap (through HealthTap prime) or an inbox consultation through HealthTap prime with pictures included, or just seeing your primary care/dermatologist to make sure you are being treated appropriately. Good luck ...Read more
I have these dry, non itchy dark patches on my arms, neck and chest area. I've been on this condition for more than a year now?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It's a bump like on the side of my arm forearm kinda next to the elbow it's a dry patch kinda warm to touch it hurt a little what could this be?
Infection: Abnormally warm, tender areas on the skin usually indicate infection. It needs visual inspection to help narrow down cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more
I have broken out on my arm. Slightly raised bumps that don't itch, they appear everyday. Also a couple of dry patches on my hands very small and circular like doesn't itch or hurt.
Numular eczema??: You mention circular dry patches. Key to diagnosis of eczema is that the lesions are invariably bilaterally symmetric. If you have a patch on your left forearm, you also have a similar sized patch on your right forearm. Your doc should be able to help you manage it easily. ...Read more
Patch upper arm 3 weeks.1st it was red circular 1 in in diameter. Didn't itch. HadBumpsNow it's flaky and dry all around. Ringworm creams didn't work?
I have lots of little bumps on my arms and back of my legs (these have always been there) and lots of dry patches. What do you think it is and what should I do about it?
Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry?
I gets these random red, dry, patches on my thighs and arms. Not really itchy. And they show up every so often. Any ideas?
Dry patches: Hard to say in this forum, but could be eczema. Go get checked by a doctor. ...Read more
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