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Doctor insights on: Dry Red Scaly Patches On Face

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Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs to evaluate the problem to choose the correct medication as well as the products to use on your face. Your medspa doctor can also show you laser skin care that help restore your skin and improve the rash with products between visits. Avoid picking ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


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Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Rash: Do you have any underlying condition? Autoimmune disease? DM? Could be eczema, psoriasis, reaction to medication or food or other product, sometimes with strep can get rash, can be fungal infection like ringworm (scabies is usually itchy). Since it is 2 weeks and spreading, seek medical attention at doctor/ urgent care /dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has red, scaly patches all over?

What does it mean if my baby has red, scaly patches all over?

Eczema, other?: Eczema, a dry skin condition, is the first thing that comes to mind, but there may be other issues causing a similar appearance. Some might be related to an infection, so get baby checked by their pediatrician as soon as possible, especially if there's fever or other symptoms. In the meantime, use a moisturizing soap like dove and make sure only 100% cotton touches their skin. Don't get too warm. ...Read more

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I have had red scaly patches due to plaque psoriasis for over 20 years. What can I do?

I have had red scaly patches due to plaque psoriasis for over 20 years. What can I do?

Many: There are many treatment options for psoriasis including light therapy, topical therapies, pills and injections. Discuss with your dermatologist to see what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!

Herald patch: The large pink patch is known as a herald patch. It is present in a fungal condition known as pityriasis rosea. The rash may last 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I have many small and scaly patches all over my face. When I apply some moisturizer it burns. I can't get rid of it. Please help....!

Treat the cause: You have skin inflammation, which can be a result of a number of causes, including contact allergy, seborrhea, fungal/yeast infection, etc. See a doctor to determine and treat the cause. With inflammation, skin barrier is compromised, and many topicals will cause irritant reaction which causes burning. Use inert creams such as aquaphor oint, cerave or cetaphil cream to regain your barrier. ...Read more

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Wk ago. I developed allergic patches on face dt a topical antibiotic but now I still 've slight pinkish scaly patch. Can this patch leave any pigmen.?

Wk ago. I developed allergic patches on face dt a topical antibiotic but now I still 've slight pinkish scaly patch. Can this patch leave any pigmen.?

Allergy on face: They might. Allergy to topical antibiotics is common. The question is why you were using a topical antibiotic on your face in the first place? Yeast infections, allergic dermatitis (such as contact dermatitis), and acne can all cause pigment issues if not taken care of properly. I recommend seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red scaly patches around my mouth and slightly into my lower left cheek, is this eczema?

Red scaly patches around my mouth and slightly into my lower left cheek, is this eczema?

May be: This is eczema but you need to find out what type it is? Please see a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have some lotar like scaly patches on my back breast face and tummy, what is it and how do I get rid of them?

See Provider: I notice you are on retin a (tretinoin) and antibiotics. What you are describing could be related to a pre existing skin condition or it could be related to the antibiotic you are taking. What you are describing could mean an allergic reaction, fungal infection or other skin condition called eczema. Please see your provider and check this out! ...Read more

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Since I obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

Since I obtained treatment for hiv, my face has been very dry, scaly and rough with frequent redness/spots, any possible diet orregimen to avoid this?

HIV & rash on face: One of the rashes that is common is the setting of HIV is seborrheic dermatitis, which is a red rash with yellowish scales primarily on hairline, brows, around the nose and in the moustache/beard area. In patients with hiv, seborrheic dermatitis can be more extensive and more challenging to treat. However there are excellent treatments. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I ve allergic red patches on face dt. Topical antibiotic. Now iput OTC cortisone on them. Can they leave any marks or pigmented patches whenredness fade?

I ve allergic red patches on face dt. Topical antibiotic. Now iput OTC cortisone on them. Can they leave any marks or pigmented patches whenredness fade?

Unlikely: You may be description a condition known as rosacea. Unless you are scratching the scarred area, pigmented areas, unexpected in this condition, should fade with time after healing. ...Read more

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I have loads of tiny black dots in the bath after rinsing my hair I also have sore shiney red patches on face and inside ears and hair thinnig?

I have loads of tiny black dots in the bath after rinsing my hair I also have sore shiney red patches on face and inside ears and hair thinnig?

Hair black dots/patc: Could be eczema, from primary disease or allergies, could be psoriasis, fungal infection, parasite, lice. Try Nizoral shampoo (if not allergic to ketoconazole), on face try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) for 2-3 days at night. F/U with dermatologist ...Read more

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Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Lupus vs. Other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a scaly red patch on face after exfoliating and cleaning acne area, what is the best treatment to make it fade away quickly? Best regard.

I have a scaly red patch on face after exfoliating and cleaning acne area, what is the best treatment to make it fade away quickly? Best regard.

Follow With A Doctor: The topical medications used to treat Acne commonly cause skin redness, irritation, dryness. Exfoliating products and scrubbing can damage the skin and are not recommended. Suggest applying an oil-free moisturizer twice daily after washing. Approach to Acne entails use of multiple meds to control inflammation/infection. Best chances for successful therapy occur with close supervision by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

Dermatology consult: I would recommend a dermatology consult if you have already tried and antifungal and antibacterial treatment. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between a fungal infection vs contact dermatitis vs eczema or other allergic or atopic dermatitis. Since you have had this for 2-3 months, it is time to have a specialist take a look at it if possible. ...Read more

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I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?

I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?

Unlikely: Ringworm seldom affects multiple patches of skin. Psoriasis is a more likely possibility. Regardless, you need a diagnosis and treatment plan which only a health care professional can provide you. Please see a doctor! ...Read more

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Large round lesions on face, red and raw then scaly, what to do?

Large round lesions on face, red and raw then scaly, what to do?

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more