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Dry Patches On Skin Not Itchy
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. ...Read more
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 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 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
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?
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?
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
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
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