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Doctor insights on: Itchy Brown Patches On Skin

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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.

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.

To appear overnight: Suggests some kind of sun exposure the day before, esp if you touched limes or lemons or citrus fruits that get on your skin and with sunexposure cause hyperpigmentation. See dermatologist to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

What causes dark itchy patch on th skin?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What can I do for painful, burning, itchy patches of skin?

What can I do for painful, burning, itchy patches of skin?

Get evaluated: It would be best to first try to determine the cause rather than treating which would traditionally be initially approached with oral antihistamines and topical steroids. ...Read more

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I have blotchy itchy patches on my skin all over my body help?

I have blotchy itchy patches on my skin all over my body help?

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

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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

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Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back. What could it be and how can I remedy it?

Need diagnosis: I recommend you see an MD to get a diagnosis to better be able to say how to remedy it! Could be ecsema allergic reaction, infection or other etiology. Therefore, hard to say how to treat. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Red itchy (scaly, dray skin) patches on my chest appearing, what is this?

Possibly eczema: There are many skin trashes that can match your description and it would be wise to see a doctor and get a diagnosis and treatment. Psoriasis or allergic dermatitis may also mimic what you have described. ...Read more

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Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell: The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy skin all over, red patches?

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