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What can I do to stop the patches of peeling dry skin on my chest in genital area? It's an emergency.

What can I do to stop the patches of peeling dry skin on my chest in genital area? It's an emergency.

See a doctor: It sounds like you may be describing tinea versicola which is fungal based as well as a fungal based problem on your genitals. Your doctor will most likely give you the accurate diagnosis after seeing you as well as explain how to treat it. Prescriptions and over the counter products work together. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Red itchy nipple: A red rash over the breast can be the first sign of breast cancer but it is very uncommon. CA is found as lump, or on mammogram. At 19 it would be almost unheard of to have breast cancer. Since it itches it's more likely to be a reaction to something like soap, clothes, or even from sweating. Wash the area twice a day with a mind soap, dry off well, hyydrocortisone for 2 weeks. If not clear see doc ...Read more

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I have one patch of itch dry skin on my right areola only I'm not pregnant or breast feeding moisturizer not helping.

I have one patch of itch dry skin on my right areola only I'm not pregnant or breast feeding moisturizer not helping.

Tinea: Could be tinea corporis i.e. fungal, and require anti-fungal cream, or it could be contact dermatitis and require topical steroids; also need to consider infections. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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I have this dry skin problem for a few years and now I'm just getting irritated by it. Dry spots on my chest and I keep bleeding from my back.

I have this dry skin problem for a few years and now I'm just getting irritated by it. Dry spots on my chest and I keep bleeding from my back.

Are you certain it: Is only dry skin? What have you received in terms of treatment? If you have not visited a family physician or dermatologist, I would urge you to give it a try. If you already have, then perhaps go back and see if he/she can suggest an alternative method of treatment. Sometimes trial and error works best for skin conditions. They are after all very personal. ...Read more

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Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

Any quick cure for chest and body acne with flaky dry skin?

No quick fix: I'm sorry your acne has been neglected up until now. Start applying topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate and make an appointment with your physician. The benzoyl peroxide will not clear you, and you will need prescription-strength rx added to it. Several weeks on antibiotics may get things under control, or you may be a candidate for isotretinoin, rough but effective. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities I would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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Help please, I feel like I'm premature aging! My hair and skin is dry, skin looks leathery. Keep burping and my chest hurts. Lots of bloodwork normal?

Help please, I feel like I'm premature aging! My hair and skin is dry, skin looks leathery. Keep burping and my chest hurts. Lots of bloodwork normal?

See a doctor: At 18 you might want to see an adolescent medicine doctor or a specialist in internal medicine (an "internist") who would be able to evaluate these symptoms. Depending on the history and clinical findings, further testing (thyroid function, autoimmune screening) might be considered. Concerning chest pain lasting more than a few minutes should be taken seriously. ...Read more

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I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

I am 34 y/o with a sudden onset of facial, chest and back acne, weight gain, dry skin and excessive sweating... What is causing this?

Endocrine: May be an endocrine issue: thyroid problem, pituitary tumor, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. Ask your doctor to run a few blood tests to help figure this out. If these tests come back abnormal, see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have dry skin in my neck and chest and my breast are sore to the touch my discharge is different am I pregnant?

I have dry skin in my neck and chest and my breast are sore to the touch my discharge is different am I pregnant?

Pregnancy changes: Depending on the timing your last unprotected sexual intercourse, you may be pregnant. Get urine test strip at any drug or pharmacy store and test. If unsure see your medical provider for a mor thorough exam and testing. ...Read more

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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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What rids the dark dry skin between my breast?

What rids the dark dry skin between my breast?

See a doctor: I imagine that if you are seeking medical attention for dry skin, that you have already tried moisturizers. If the dry skin is still there despite your use of moisturizers, it is possible that you have a medical condition that warrants an examination from a doctor. ...Read more

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What do you that mean dry skin around your breast?

Fungal?: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for 4 weeks every day, the bra and heat can cause itchy areas of skin that can be a fungal infection. Not cancer at ur age. ...Read more

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I have a rash. It started between my breast then went to where my bra sits now it everywhere. It gets dry-skin on it an when it is wet, it iches alot.

I have a rash. It started between my breast then went to where my bra sits now it everywhere. It gets dry-skin on it an when it is wet, it iches alot.

Intertrigo: Intertrigo is a very common inflammatory condition affecting areas of skin that are characteristically in contact with each other, such as the groin, armpits, under the breasts, and skin folds. These areas of skin that are in contact with each other are referred to as the intertriginous zones. Intertrigo is an irritant dermatitis caused by the combination of frictional rubbing, ; moisture. ...Read more

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Dry skin on breast in one area now there is a lump under the dry skin, is it from itching? It went almost away now it's back again.

Have it looked at: This needs to be looked at. There are many dermatologic conditions that the skin of the breast can be subjected to. In very rare, cases there are a few types of inflammatory breast cancer that can present as irritated tissue. Better safe. ..have it examined ...Read more

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Hi doctor, skin on my breast has been dry and flaky for 5 years now. However, no itching or pain, just dry skin that peels off often. Help.

Hi doctor, skin on my breast has been dry and flaky for 5 years now. However, no itching or pain, just dry skin that peels off often. Help.

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor sometime changes in the breast skin could be indicative of a specific disease
so to be on the safe side see a doctor please ...Read more

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I have had a red rash on my breast for a few months now. It is really itchy and doesn't seem to just be dry skin. I can't seem to get it to go away.

I have had a red rash on my breast for a few months now. It is really itchy and doesn't seem to just be dry skin. I can't seem to get it to go away.

Rash: The list of possibilities here is too long to even guess what's causing it.. If this rash has been going on for that long, best advice is to see your physician asap so they can look at the rash and be able to treat it or refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more