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3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin. Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female. Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders. It started out like a rash with pimples. The bumps are gone but the

3 weeks ago i broke out on my face with red, dry patches of skin.  Mainly under nose and around my mouth. What is it? 49 female.  Hardly ever had acne and no history of skin disorders.  It started out like a rash with pimples.  The bumps are gone but the

See your doctor: Contact dermatitis presents the way you described and can be a result of your skin being sensitized to a cream, soap, preservative, pillow fabric etc. There are other potential diagnoses which will require an exam by a dermatologist to rule out other inflammatory skin conditions which can be treated with the right medication. ...Read more

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Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Boyfriend(26)Dry,red patches of skin on head of penis?Is uninsured.Contact with HPV before,I got Gardasil before we met,I have no symptoms.Psoriasis?

Psoriasis: From your description psoriasis is in the differential. I would suggest seeing either your primary care physician or a dermatologist. If you can not afford a visit you could try over the counter topical steroid cream and see if it resolves. ...Read more

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Dry red skin patches spreading in different regions of the body? Could this be a vitamin defficiency?

Dry red skin patches spreading in different regions of the body?  Could this be a vitamin defficiency?

Possibly but also...: It is difficult to know without more information; this sounds like eczema, which can have many causes, including deficiencies in zinc, selenium & magnesium, vit d & b vitamins, esp. Vitamin b6. Even more common is deficiencies in omega 3 or 6 fatty acids. Food allergies, esp. To dairy, eggs & gluten are also common causes. See http://www.Softress.Com/eczema_information.Php for more information. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Dark patch of skin with dry, peeling borders under right breast, no itch, no redness, left breast clear. Could it be winter dryness on right breast?

Winter dry skin: dry skin will oftne occur in areas that have moisture, like under breasts. Try alternating moisturizer and drying agent like talc ...Read more

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My daughter has dry feeling patches of skin. They do not itch and are not red. What could this be?

My daughter has dry feeling patches of skin. They do not itch and are not red. What could this be?

Several possibilities: Needs to be examined, see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, meanwhile take care of her skin, keep the area clean and use a moisturizer, good luck ...Read more

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Since i've been out of the sun the skin on my face &chest is very sensitive. There are red dry patches that itch &flake off painfully. Is there a cure?

Since i've been out of the sun the skin on my face &chest is very sensitive. There are red dry patches that itch &flake off painfully. Is there a cure?

Porphyria? photoderm: It is very difficult to tell what you have without additional history and actually examining your skin to tell what you have. Some medication/chemicals can cause photodermatitis--means you breakout with sun exposure. Porphyria cutanea tarda can be an underlying cause of your trouble (google it)--this is probably a disease other people feared --vampires (the sun burns) of the old days. ...Read more

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I have capillaries showing in my face i have pale skin sometimes i get dry red patches why does this occur ?

I have capillaries showing in my face i have pale skin sometimes i get dry red patches  why does this occur ?

Possible rosacea: You might have rosacea. I would advise you to see a dermatologist for a difinative diagnosis, as skin problems are nearly impossible to diagnose when not seen in person. ...Read more

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Dry and wrinkled patch appears on skin, not red or itchy. Initially only 1, which fails to go away for years. Recently it spreads to more. What it is?

Dry and wrinkled patch appears on skin, not red or itchy. Initially only 1, which fails to go away for years. Recently it spreads to more. What it is?

Multiple causes : Dry patches in the skin can be seen in conditions such as pityriasis alba and other rashes. Pityriasis alba is a sign of sensitive skin and causes dry white patches. Scented products and sunscreens can often cause flares. See a dermatologist to evaluate an active area for a potential biopsy and treatment recommedations. ...Read more

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Abruptly started to get a red patch of skin of left side of penile shaft. Area gets dry and small white patches of skin peel/scale off it and looks like it spreading up the shaft.

Latex?: The biggest concern with these symptoms on genitalia is sexually transmitted diseases. Other causes can be allergies to latex or lubricants, oils, creams etc. The best solution if you cannot isolate the cause is to see a doctor and complete a thorough history and evaluation. ...Read more

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My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not red.?

My friend has a dry round patch on his neck size of a half dollar, his skin is a litter lighter in the dry patch he said its not itchy or not  red.?

Fungus: This sounds like a fungal infection. This could be "ringworm" (tinea corporis) or tinea versicolor. If it is tinea corporis, then it is contagious. If it is tinea versicolor, then it is more of a nuisance, but can be challenging to control. I would see your pcp or a dermatologist to get an actual diagnosis. ...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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My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

Eczema: There are a few considerations, but eczema would be one that is fairly common. Dry skin itself is also common and can sometimes cause dry patches. Try using a non-perfumed cream or ointment right after showering while the skin is still damp, as well as 2-3 other times a day. If still a problem he should see his doctor. ...Read more