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I Have Dry Itchy Patches Of Skin That Won't Go Away
Have a small patch of what looks like dry skin around left eye. Itchy and quite red. Appeared bout month ago, won't go away no matter what I use on it.
I have a dry, extremely itchy patch of skin on my foot. I thought it was my eczema, but it won't go away. What can I use to help clear it up?
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
Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?
Shaved my pubic hair (female) and now I have dry flaky skin that just won't go away. What do I do? It is not itchy.
Use moisturizers: And defer shaving for a while. Avoid scented products. Vaseline, Lubriderm, Cetaphil, Jergens, Organic Coconut Oil, ------- any of theses should work. ...Read more
Having Issues with skin on thumbs, index fingers and skin between them It is dry, itchy, tough skin won't go away for months now Lotion does not help.
I have cracked, dry, itchy skin between my inner thighs for a few months now. I tried several products, but it won't go away! What should I use, or do?
I get very dry, flakey itchy skin on my neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated and won't go away even when I use lotion. What is this?
Eczema: 20 year old female gets dry, flakey itchy skin on neck sometimes and it looks very red and irritated; won't go away even when lotion applied; asks what it is. Eczema is the common name for skin conditions like this dry and flakey, sometimes itchy, and red with inflammation. Cause not very clear but associates with Allergies, Asthma, Hay fever, Family History or Stress. Many OTCs available/ see MD ...Read more
Red dry itchy skin around the eyes primarily the inner corners closer to the nose what could it be it won't go away and she's had it for weeks??
My mother has type 2 diabetic, on her face she has these pimples like acne which won't go away and appear swollen. Her skin feels dry and itchy.
Rosacea: This can be treated with creams and antibiotics. She nerds to see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hand sanitizer dried out hands & skin cut & bled & have tiny itchy bumps that won't go away with creams or hydrocortisone. Fungal? Allergy? Bacterial?
Dry itchy patches of skin on inner thigh, armpits and ankle (not itchy yet). Is this due to a recent tick bite? What is going on and what to expect? Tx
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 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 isn't 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
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 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?
Hard to answer: Without seeing you I can't answer your question. Best bet is to see a dermatologist (a skin doctor) ...Read more
Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more
Penile skin has been dry, flaking and at times itchy. Have begun using Lotrimin (clotrimazole) but has not started to go away after 2 days. Fungal or something else?
Here are some...: No help from applying Lotrimin (clotrimazole) indicated the affected area is not related with yeast infection, Instead, it may be a patch of psoriasis, for which it is wortwhile to try topical steroid cream such as 1% Hydrocortisone once/twice daily for one week and see. If not getting better, see Doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more
I have ared itchy rash around the folds of my nose - it appeared about two weeks ago and does not want to go away. Gets worse when my hayfever picks up and when my skin is dry. Can burn a litle sometimes. Has uneven appearance. Can I get an otc med?
I have dry discolored very itchy skin between my breast that when I oil it. It flakes up even worse. And never seems to go away with dark spots.
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
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
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?
My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not red.?
Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection. This could be "ringworm" (tinea corporis) or tinea versicolor. If it is tinea corporis, then it is contagious. If it is tinea versicolor, then it is more of a nuisance, but can be challenging to control. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist to get an actual diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?
Picture=1000 words: Without a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it is or could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: were u out in the sun a lot (even in winter)? Do u use any chemical /cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (psoriasis, seborrhea) or it could be ominous. ...Read more
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 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
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