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Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Flaky Skin On Abdomen

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...Read more


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I have red dry flaky skin in some of my pubic area if I scratch it dry skin peels off and so forth. Not bumpy or itchy. Is this fungus?

I have red dry flaky skin in some of my pubic area if I scratch it dry skin peels off and so forth. Not bumpy or itchy. Is this fungus?

Probably: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for a couple of weeks. Use gloves to apply and check the rest of your body for other areas of involvement, particularly your feet. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear it's been there for years what do you think it is?

I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear it's been there for years what do you think it is?

Eczema: Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind. The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesn't help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction. ...Read more

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Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy. Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye. It's itchy. Kindly help.?

Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy. Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye. It's itchy. Kindly help.?

Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin. Not itchy. Lower abdomen. Under the "happy trail" yet above pubic area. What might it be?

Red blotchy skin. Not itchy. Lower abdomen. Under the "happy trail" yet above pubic area. What might it be?

See a dermatologist: Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing it. Get it looked at by an expert. Good luck. ...Read more

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L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

Be seen: Diabetics are at risk for infection and you may be dealing with strep/staph or a yeast infection. Be checked and treated. Check your blood sugars. Poor control can trigger infections. All the best. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy). Just appeared yesterday on my lower abdomen. Was itchy now is not. About 10 small red bumps?

Rash: The description of the rash isn't sufficient to make a diagnosis without examining you. A possibility would be insect bites. If the rash doesn't resolve or if new lesions appear see your physician or a dermatologist for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more

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My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites... ...Read more

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Itchy anus, itchy stomach, itchy head, red lines on stomach. Worm? Candida?

Itchy anus, itchy stomach, itchy head, red lines on stomach.
Worm? Candida?

Hard to say: Candida and pinworms both can cause itchy anus(Pruitis Ani), but there are a number of other infections and dermatologic conditions that may be responsible. There is no way to tell from such limited information if all your symptoms are related to one disease(probably not.) You need to see a physician for an examination or consider an online consultation at Health Tap ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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Hello, I need help to differentiate a skin allergy or infection from herpes. I have itchy pustules with red base on the thighs and belly button?

Hello, I need help to differentiate a skin allergy or infection from herpes. I have itchy pustules with red base on the thighs and belly button?

Folliculitis?: Herpes typically presents as a cluster of vesicles (filled with clear fluid that eventually scab over). A first episode can be more extensive and sore, but thighs and belly button sounds more like folliculitis. Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the follicles. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Female, 29, experienced itchy, red, and shallow, dry bumps with fuzzy boundary on skin. Each bump measured about 1cm². Day one, one to two appeared on legs,. Day two, several appeared on legs. Arm had 2. Day three, 10-15 appeared on belly and low back,

Female, 29, experienced itchy, red, and shallow, dry bumps with fuzzy boundary on skin. Each bump measured about 1cm².  Day one, one to two appeared on legs,. Day two, several appeared on legs. Arm had 2. Day three, 10-15 appeared on belly and low back,

Rash is a rash: Short answer is you need to get yourself to a doctor, who can gather pertinent history and visualize this rash then determine the next step. Otherwise, it is almost impossible to give a diagnosis with a simple description. Hope this helps.

This is also what HealthTap doctors do. Pay for the service and get treatment! :) ...Read more

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Stomach pain, acid stomach, brown and red itchy skin rashes, everytime I eat something with acid it will bother me at night during my sleep. Help!

See your doctor: It looks like you have 2 problems, stomach pain and skin rashes. You might have acid reflux / gastritis or peptic ulcer diseases. You can try otc antacid or acid reduction meds like zantac (ranitidine) in the meantime but you need to be seen and evaluated to have it treated correctly. Also, it's almost impossible to know what your skin rashes might be if we don't see it. Your local doctor can help. ...Read more