Top
10
Doctor insights on: Dry Patches On Skin Not Itchy

Share
1

1
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.

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

5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
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

10

10
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