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Doctor insights on: Lupus Symptoms Dry Itchy Red Scaly Skin On Face

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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Ichthyosis (Definition)

A skin disorder that leads to dead skin cells accumulating in thick, dry scales on the skin's surface. This is hereditary and can range ...Read more


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A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

Dermatology consult: I would recommend a dermatology consult if you have already tried and antifungal and antibacterial treatment. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between a fungal infection vs contact dermatitis vs eczema or other allergic or atopic dermatitis. Since you have had this for 2-3 months, it is time to have a specialist take a look at it if possible. ...Read more

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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: Something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

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Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores (look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores (look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more

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Both feet are dry, itchy, red & scaly. Doctor prescribed Ketoconazole & Zeasorb Powder. Is this o.K? Still red, itchy, skin peels off.?

See a dermatologist: Your treatment is for fungus. Do you have fungus or something else? If fungus, not responding, you may need oral terbinafine. If not fungus you need a diagnosis to determine the remedy. Glucosamine is an old con, a waste of money. Why the intestinal symptoms? ...Read more

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Will a hysterectomy and low-dose estogen cause dry, itchy, scaly skin?

Will a hysterectomy and low-dose estogen cause dry, itchy, scaly skin?

Lack of estrogen: A hysterectomy is not known to cause dry, itchy, and scaly skin. Lack of estrogen is. The fact that estrogen has been prescribed indicates that the woman was not yet in menopause and the ovaries were removed with the uterus, or she was in menopause already. A higher dose of estrogen may alleviate the symptoms. Also, thyroid disease can cause these symptoms, which a blood test can rule out. ...Read more

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What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause dry, itchy, scaly skin that seems to be spreading on different parts of my legs?

What can cause dry, itchy, scaly skin that seems to be spreading on different parts of my legs?

Diagnosing rashes: Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyte infection or a large number of other diagnoses. To get a diagnosis of any rash, you really need to see a physician. Start with your primary care doctor, and consider a dermatologist if s/he isn't sure what to recommend.. ...Read more

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Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?

Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?

Very severe: Eczema that severe is likely to need professional and possibly systemic treatment. Please do see a dermatologist. Soothing unguents--like oatmeal-based cremes--may help a bit, but doubtfully enough. ...Read more

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When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

Not normal: You should see a doctor about this. The symptoms you describe will need to be examined in person, as there are many causes for what you describe and some are serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Is there any recommendation for extra dry itchy skin around eyes and face and to reduce redness, blemish on face, Tia Doctor..

Dermatitis: It depends on what is really going on and should be seen by a doctor. It could be contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, Lupus, Rosacea, and other etiologies. Each condition would be approached a little different in regards to work-up and treatment. ...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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Why do I have itchy red rash-like reaction and dry skin over my face after kissing/making out?

Why do I have itchy red rash-like reaction and dry skin over my face after kissing/making out?

Tough beard?: Ask your boyfriend to shave well before he kisses you. This sounds like an irritant reaction. ...Read more

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Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body always itchy and I know I don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body Itching not lup: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing
skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching
other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease (dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas. And thyroid diseases
diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more

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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin.
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What is this dry, red, itchy skin on my face?

What is this dry, red, itchy skin on my face?

Red facial skin: Many issues can cause this such as dry skin, eczema, contact dermatitis, or other issues. Try using eucerin sensitive lotion to keep it moist and topical Hydrocortisone cream 1% otc. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many answers: Your rash needs to be examined by a doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. If you blush easily, these bumps may be from rosacea. ...Read more

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I have dry and sensitive skin, my face gets really hot, itchy, irritating and also big red spots appear on both my cheeks, what can the problem be?

I have dry and sensitive skin, my face gets really hot, itchy, irritating and also big red spots appear on both my cheeks, what can the problem be?

Rosacea: Make sure you are not allergic to your makeup. Having fillings in teeth can also cause these issues. Clinically be checked to make this is not rosacea if so need prescription for metrogel ...Read more

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I have been using Betasol face cream for 2 weeks now my face has pimples like rush and they burning and my skin is becoming dry and red and itchy?

Reaction to cream: I am assuming your Betasol contains clobetasol propionate, which is a potent corticosteroid with anti inflammatory properties usually used to treat eczema and psoriasis, but you may be sensitive to that or a different ingredient in the cream. Speak with your doctor who Rx this. Also: Warning about toxic face creams in Cape Town | Health24
www. Health24.com/.../Warning-about-toxic-face-creams-in-Cape-Town-20150923 ...Read more

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema (since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin. ...Read more

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Dry red skin around mouth and chin itchy painful/ cold winter air. Used salicylic acid wash day before it happened. Cortisone cream not getting rid of it but helps for a little. Keeping it moisturized with face lotion too. What could be the issue?

Dryness: Skin eruption in these areas are often due to dryness as occurs in the winter. Sun and wind exposure may accentuate the eruption. Drooling of saliva, iron and B vitamin deficiencies are other causes. Use moisturizing lotions and protect the area from wind, Sun and cold. For more advice and treatment consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps on my face, the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

I have itchy red bumps on my face, the inside roof of my mouth also has red spots then in between my fingers I have itchy dry skin what's happening to me ahh!?

Photo?: To diagnose you correctly, I would need to see the "bumps", and have more history. Any fever or sweats? Any history of allergies? Joint pains? Recent antibiotic use? Recent trip to the dentist? Family history of connective tissue disorders or autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or thyroid disease)? Are any of these bumps painful? ...Read more

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Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Yes I have butterfly redness across my face. Dermatologist says its not rose. She put some type of thing to my face and said my skin reacts like lupus?

Time for diagnosis: You have three questions to ask the dermatologist. 1. Do I need further testing to arrive at a definite diagnosis? 2. What is the diagnosis? 3. What treatment is indicated? If you get vague answers, seek another opinion. ...Read more

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A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

Fungus or-: The first thing I would have a doctor check for is a skin fungus by looking through a woods lamp or taking some scrapings. It could be psoriasis, eczema or actinic keratosis with the loss of hair being related to you picking at it. It would need to be seen. ...Read more

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Scaly rash on penis head/shaft no pain had it for a few months maybe 2-3 months....No Pain or itchy?

Scaly rash on penis head/shaft no pain had it for a few months maybe 2-3 months....No Pain or itchy?

Here are some...: More detailed history with a direct look at will help deduce a meaningful impression for reasonable care. For the time being, it is nice to know you do not suffer from it. How to put all the related things together for good care can be done by following suggestion in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. More? Welcome to contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin.... ...Read more

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I have a pink splotch about the size of an eraser head on the side of my left breast. Not itchy or scaly looking. Should I be concerned?

I have a pink splotch about the size of an eraser head on the side of my left breast. Not itchy or scaly looking. Should I be concerned?

Get eval: Concern yourself only in that you have an undiagnosed rash of some kind on your breast. Does not sound to be a severe issue form your description, however, any new rash/lesion needs to be evaluated to get a proper diagnosis and assure it is not problematic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????

Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????

See doctor: It is best for the child if you take him to the doctor for evaluation. You do not want the skin to scar especially on the face ...Read more

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Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

Can you give me some advice about eczema. Itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs to evaluate the problem to choose the correct medication as well as the products to use on your face. Your medspa doctor can also show you laser skin care that help restore your skin and improve the rash with products between visits. Avoid picking ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?

Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny?

Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Difference between eczema and athletes foot? Between 2 of my toes is itchy and scaly skin, I've itched so much the skin is raw and bleeding a little

Itching: Can be a symptom in both athletes feet and eczema. Most Podiatrists can tell the difference on first glance, however if there is a question about it a skin biopsy can be taken. Most important is to get an accurate diagnosis or the proper treatment to prevent spreading and to prevent infection. ...Read more