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Doctor insights on: Navel White Patches

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I have a scaly patch over my navel area.about 3 inched long.hsd it for a few months.not a bother until recently.the pain is now unbearable. ?

I have a scaly patch over my navel area.about 3 inched long.hsd it for a few months.not a bother until recently.the pain is now unbearable.
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Unbearable pain?: It is very unusual to have unbearable pain in a small skin lesion. If you are putting anything on it stop. And if the pain is truly so severe, that may signify a serious condition and if it lasts for more than a few hours, go to the ER. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes itchy dry patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

What causes itchy dry  patches on my abdomen & legs, body?

Many causes: Sometimes eczema, but visual exam is very important. Rashes can not be diagnosed through words as pictures speak more than a thousand words. ...Read more

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I'm just curious, i'm not too anxious about it , but I have 2 dark patches of skin on my lower abdomen... What could they be? Suggestions anyone? :-)

I'm just curious, i'm not too anxious about it , but I have 2 dark patches of skin on my lower abdomen... What could they be? Suggestions anyone? :-)

Need exam: Unfortunately skin is not well described or diagnosed by the internet. This would need an exam, in person, with the physician. It sounds like you are not worried, so waiting till your next appointment seems reasonable. ...Read more

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I noticed a patch of skin on my ribs was sensitive to touch. This patch expanded to be half my abdomen and the touch of my shirt is unbearable. Ideas?

I noticed a patch of skin on my ribs was sensitive to touch. This patch expanded to be half my abdomen and the touch of my shirt is unbearable. Ideas?

Allodynia: It sounds like you're describing allodynia, a type of neuropathic pain. Whereas neuropathic pain is often described as numb & tingly, icy cold or burning hot, or even electrical shock-like, allodynia encompasses pain whereby it shouldn't hurt, such as touch of shirt as you've described. This is unfortunately common after shingles. Check http://goo.gl/Cas50Z then see your Family Doc for evaluation ...Read more

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I have a small white patch on my lower abdomen.. it doesn't itch or anything, just a discolouration. i am 16 years old?

I have a small white patch on my lower abdomen.. it doesn't itch or anything, just a discolouration. i am 16 years old?

Hypopigmentation of: skin, could be related to a loss of pigment from an immune reaction, such as vitiligo, and then the skin is usually smooth. If there is a little dryness to the patch, then one would consider atopic dermatitis, pityriasis or possible fungal infection. Or it may be none of these. One look by your doctor or dermatologist will help make the diagnosis if it is bothering you or enlarges. ...Read more

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I've several light-brown patches (lighter than my usual skin marks) on my lower abdomen and groin, up to a few cms in diameter and quite dry,but flat.

I've several light-brown patches (lighter than my usual skin marks) on my lower abdomen and groin, up to a few cms in diameter and quite dry,but flat.

Tinea Versicolor: You may have a condition called Tinea Versicolor. Tinea versicolor also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. ...Read more

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How do I know if definately shingles feel tired chills and small patch of blisters on right abdomen!? But could it be anything else?

How do I know if definately shingles feel tired chills and small patch of blisters on right abdomen!? But could it be anything else?

Maybe.: Small patch of blisters on abdomen is very suspicious for shingles, but could be a contact dermatitis as well. The other symptoms could be anything, but could also be related to the shingles. Shingles usually spreads over the first few days to involve a band across your abdomen which usually stops somewhere around the midline. ...Read more

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I have a raised skin patch that appeared one day on my abdomen. It looks like a scar that would a cigarete burn leave (not it). What could that be?

I have a raised skin patch that appeared one day on my abdomen. It looks like a scar that would a cigarete burn leave (not it). What could that be?

It sounds like: a possible Dermatofibroma( which is a type of scar), but without seeing it and feeling it, I cannot be sure. I would see dermatologist to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Red spot on abdomen grew to dark red patch that was sore but now raised, smooth appx 2 inch. Second spot now appeared. Had erisypelas on face last yr?

Assuming it is: The same diagnosis, antibiotics such as penicillin are used to get rid of the infection. In severe cases, antibiotics may need to be given through an IV (intravenous line). People who have repeated episodes of erysipelas may need long-term antibiotics. But see a dermatologist first! ...Read more

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Stomach pain at night,red patch on abdomen ?

Stomach pain at night,red patch on abdomen ?

Nonspecific: If the pain is in the skin and at the location of the redness, it sounds like a big bite, or scratch. If not, really need more info about the pain. You could always make an appointment to see a primary care provider if it persists or gets worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I drank cranberry juice for the first time 4 days ago,2 days after I had a patch of hives appear on my abdomen that are itchy,red and painful.Help!

I drank cranberry juice for the first time 4 days ago,2 days after  I had a patch of hives appear on my abdomen that are itchy,red and painful.Help!

Hives: Very unlikely it was due to the cranberry juice because of the timing of the reaction and the fact that you had never had it before. This is likely due to a contact reaction to something that made contact with your skin. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other OTC antihistamines should help. ...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