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Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose , redness also present. What could it be?

Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose , redness also present. What could it be?

Malar rash: A malar rash could signal an autoimmune condition, but could also be something as simple as eczema or rosacea. You should be evaluated in person to make sure you don't have a serious condition. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Scott
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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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Dear dr. i have a small spot on one side on the tip of my nose and a lot of scaly skin that i scratch off and then it just returns again. i'm afraid ?

Dear dr. i have a small spot on one side on the tip of my nose and a lot of scaly skin that i scratch off and then it just returns again.  i'm afraid ?

Spot on nose: First of all, put a moisturizer on the area 3 to 4 times a day. It may resolve and be nothing to worry about in a few days. Eucerin cream works nicely for this. If is persists see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

Too general.: There are so many causes of red, scaly patches that we cannot possibly give you an intelligent answer without more information. If this is a new development, you should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white. There is no rash/scaly skin at all. any ideas?

My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white.  There is no rash/scaly skin at all.  
any ideas?

Red cheeks: Red cheeks are the same as blushing. Many reasons include rosacea.
It is also the primary symptom of carcinoid tumor of the G.I. tract.
It could be a side effect of some medication taken for cholesterol.
It may be emotional, when you're angry embarrassed for hot this usually fades athe emotion calms down ...Read more

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Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head ? Hair falling out i had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Red scaly  patch  and  itching  with  white flakes in head ? Hair  falling out  i had sarcoidosis  that  affected lungs

Lupus vs. other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection . Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin .. ...Read more

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Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

See a physician: The skin can be affected by multiple conditions. What you are describing can be any of them, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, among others. Consult with a physician for a physical exam. ...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 red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs  and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

Eczema: Sounds like a classic case of atopic dermatitis or eczema. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to confirm and receive appropriate treatment. Poorly controlled eczema can cause elevated serum IgE levels. If you have other atopic conditions like allergic rhinitis this can also contribute. Topical steroid creams are helpful for patches, antihistamines for itching. ...Read more

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Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to say what it is, but anything that bleeds on your breast should be examined and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it , just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment. ...Read more

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Small cut on my nose about 1mm.healed then reappeared a couple times. Not scaly or elevated. When healed looks normal/smooth except slight red tinge??

Small cut on my nose about 1mm.healed then reappeared a couple times. Not scaly or elevated. When healed looks normal/smooth except slight red tinge??

Nose cut: An exam is required to answer your question. You may be describing an early scar which is typically pink/red then fades with time. ...Read more

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I have redness on each sides of my nose. It's irritating and more flakes of skin comes off im not really worried just want it gone so please help ty?

I have redness on each sides of my nose. It's irritating  and more flakes of skin comes off im not really worried just want it gone so please help ty?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. Persistent "rash" around the nose suggests a couple of things, rosacea and lupus. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the redness, irritation, and dry skin around my nose?

How can I get rid of the redness, irritation, and dry skin around my nose?

OTC Steroid Cream: One place to start would be to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream from the store. Because this is your face, i would be very conservative whenever using steroid, so only apply it once a day. ...Read more

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What's this scaly darkish red patch on my nose? I've had it for 4 months now, and it feels tight and crusty with some fluid.

What's this scaly darkish red patch on my nose? I've had it for 4 months now, and it feels tight and crusty with some fluid.

See ur Dr for: An accurate diagnosis. It could be eczema, impetigo/ infected crusty skin papule or bump etc.Best wishes! http://www.Healthline.Com/health/skin-lesions?Toptoctest=expand. ...Read more

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I have combination skin and right now I have a lot of redness and I have 2 big pimples on the sides of nose. What do I do?

I have combination skin and right now I have a lot of redness and I have 2 big pimples on the sides of nose. What do I do?

Pangea organics: I recommend the discovery kit for combination skin for only $34 and free shipping until labor day. The high antioxidant content found in these certified organic botanical products (not dangerous chemicals) supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://bit.ly/146axow. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter had head butted me in the nose and as soon as she did there was a popping noise. There was immediate pain redness and slight swelling.

Hi my daughter had head butted me in the nose and as soon as she did there was a popping noise. There was immediate pain redness and slight swelling.

Ouch!: The popping noise could be a separation of the cartillage from the nasal bone or a nasal bone fracture. If your nose looks crooked, or if one nostril is really blocked relative to the other, I recommend having it examined by your doctor, ENT or urgent care. Non-displaced fractures usually heal well without intervention, but if deviated, it should be treated within 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Rash on face: Could be several things like rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, even a contact dermatitis to something being used on the face. Scrubbing or vigorous washing of any of these can make them more inflamed and irritated. So first, gentle care with a fragrance-free, soap-free cleanser like cetaphil bar. Any worsening rash should be shown to a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain infront of head,,red eyes,,watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

I have pain infront of head,,red eyes,,watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Allergies?: Sounds like springtime allergies. Consider some sort of antihistamine such as loratidine for a trial for a week and see if that helps. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What should I do about my face? I have redness all over, and dry skin on my cheeks, around my nose, and my forehead.I've tried to moisterize my face about every half hour. If i put anykind of lotion on it, it just keeps burning.

What should I do about my face? I have redness all over, and dry skin on my cheeks, around my nose, and my forehead.I've tried to moisterize my face about every half hour. If i put anykind of lotion on it, it just keeps burning.

Perhaps : Perhaps you have seborrheic dermatitis? This is a common condition this time of year and if typically found on the scalp or face. On the face, it is seen as red, scaly areas on the forehead, between the eyebrows (or on the middle part of the eyebrows), and beside the nose. Typical treatment would be Ketoconazole Cream and/or desonide cream which can prescribed by a dermatologist. Otc options might include Cortaid (hydrocortisone) which can help some patients. I hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more