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Itchy Brown Patches On Skin
I have brown patches on both forearms, that appeared overnight. They aren't painful or itchy. They look like they're part of my skin.
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 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
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
See your doctor: You may have allergies, eczema, or any form of atopic dermatits. See your doctor for a diagnosis and get treated. You may want to isolate what is causing it as well. ...Read more
I have white patches of skin on my chest and looks like its spreading. It's not itchy or anything, what can it be?
Has developed some White patches on head and face, not getting any bigger but lighter than normal skin. . It is not itchy. What could be the issue?
White skin spots: John, I suggest you have these spots evaluated by a dermatologist if possible, or your family doctor. These could be due to sun damage, or previous inflammation or trauma, or be a sign of vitiligo. There is no way that I am able to make an accurate diagnosis in this venue....I am sorry. ...Read more
I hve pink patches on my skin it starts with small patch then it bcomes large and some are itchy while some are NT wt could it be I hve pic n my file?
Urticaria.: It is usually allergic in nature. But, frequently, finding out what you're allergic to is difficult. ...Read more
Hi I've been getting red itchy patches on my skin for about a week now it seems that I get one every few days.
See details: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. Have you doctor take a look. ...Read more
I have this red ring like on my skin but color brown inside, there's a red thing all over my body and it's very itchy. Please help.
Skin lesions: This requires direct visualization. Recommend that you see your medical provider or a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more
There is a patch on my skin that is very itchy, and would easily get ulcerated when scratched, and would become more itchy even if bleeding.
About 1cm patch of pinky skin, like a cluster of tiny bumps. Not itchy or blistered. Looks slightly scaley if anything had for about 3 weeks?
Rashes: Of this sort can be diagnosed easier if you include location and maybe other medical condtions you may have-. Also a picture is worth more than one thousand words when it comes to rashes. Feel free to connect with any of the Docs on Health Tap with your latest PICTURE file to get firm advice. ...Read more
When my skin gets wet, it gets really itchy. If I scratch it, all these tiny red dots start appearing. They fade after awhile and turn brown. What?
Aquagenic Pruritus: The condition, aquagenic pruritus, causes a severe itching sensation immediately after water of any temperature touches the skin. Humid weather, rain and perspiration can also provoke the allergy. The condition affects all genders and ages. Itching that can last for hours after water contact is generally the only symptom of the allergy. Treatment is with antihistamines. ...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 red patches on my skin but not sure what are they. They used to be itchy and leave dark marks on my skin as they heal. They are round in shape?
See Dr: Might be fungal, but could also be std. Get it checked and treated properly. ...Read more
Moisturize: Using a good moisturizer on a regular basis is the key. You can also use an OTC cortisone occasionally on bad areas, sparingly. ...Read more
It is possible..: Have a dermatologist examine it as your may need topical cream ...Read more
How can I help my catapres (clonidine) tts-1 patch and cover to not be so itchy and irritating on my skin?
Dry before apply: Let it air dry a few minutes before application. This lets the irritants evaporate before applying. ...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
How do I know my occasional mild prickly/itchy patches of skin isn't related to Multiple Sclerosis? What else could it be?
Unlikely: There is no way to know for sure, but this would be a very unusual symptom for MS ...Read more
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