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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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Dark patches on feet?

Dark patches on feet?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Red patches on skin that don't itch?

Manmany causes: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more

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Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Need pictures: ? Psoriasis, is there a family history? Any other medical issues? Have you tried moisturizers? Limiting soaps? ...Read more

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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs   on neck arms hands torso legs

This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots on legs not itchy ?

Tiny red spots on legs not itchy ?

Not sure?: Could be small capillary hemangiomas. Could be 'broken' vessels (spider veins). I would recommend an evaluation by your physician and/or a referral to an appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Red bumps on buttock?

Red bumps on buttock?

Eval: 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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Raised blotches on my legs bites?

Raised blotches on my legs bites?

Could be: Tough to say, as skin conditions are essentially impossible to diagnose over the computer. If they persist, see a skin dr. For an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red itching bumps spreading on both legs?

Red itching bumps spreading on both legs?

See your doctor: A doctor would need to see the bumps in order to try to diagnose them. ...Read more

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White patches and dark spots on face?

White patches and dark spots on face?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are extremely difficult to evaluate without actually seeing the skin up close. As such, it is best for you to see your doctor or dermatologist if you are concerned about any ongoing skin spots. ...Read more

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Red rash and white spots on back?

Red rash and white spots on back?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

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Raised itchy spots on back of my scalp?

Psoriasis: It is probably psoriasis but like with any lesion you would need to have it examined as certain cancers can present this way. ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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