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Rough Dry Patches Of Skin On Face
Dry, rough skin:
These patches of skin 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.
I popped a few pimples on my face, but now the skin in those areas formed into small patches of red rough dry skin...What should I do?
Good skin care: You should use a moisturizer on the skin and an exfoliator, keep skin clean with a non soap cleanser. ...Read more
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
Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more
Get the diagnosis: 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
Face Patches..: Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Apply Aquaphor at night to patches before bed. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided ...Read more
Possible rash: You may have eczema or psoriatic patches. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and she will also recommend treatment. ...Read more
I have a knot like bump under my skin in my pubic area that hasn't come to a head so I can pop it for about 4days & today I noticed a dry patch?
I have a bumpy dry skin patch on my face that won't go away. It started on one side of my face then spread to other parts. It started in january. Help!
Bumpy dry skin patch: Please see you primary provider or dermatologist so that they can evaluate you, MAP the areas of involvement and recommend the most effective treatment. ...Read more
Proper diagnosis: Helps. Seeing your doctor to make sure it is seborrhea or dandruff versus a skin infection. For dry scalp /dandruff try tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. There is evidence that dandruff may have a fungal component so tea tree shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) may be very helpful. ...Read more
My skin (face) is very dry since last 6 months. Every time I wash my face there are red patches which itch for sometime. Please help! : (?
Does skin barrier heal itself? I have dry red patches on my face. Currently only using Egyptian Magic cream. Is that enough or add moiturizer also?
Patches egyptian mag: Unclear if the red patches are eczema, allergy/ food intolerance, acne or rosacea. Though Egyptian magic contains ingredients that are natural it has not undergone rigorous testing. I would not add moisturizer to it because then you adding and making a new product beside it has olive oil. F/u/ w/ derm to determinen the underlying cause and treatment ...Read more
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
I'm a virgin and I have this rough patch on the head of my penis. I've had it for the longest time. It doesn't itch or hurt. The appearance bothers me?
Leave it alone...: Glad to know the concerned spot on your glans penis has not bothered you, suggesting a harmless & probably inborn; so leaving it alone would be most reasonable. If you are obsessed and compulsive with how it looks like, procedure to eradicate or modify it could be done but still leave behind a trace of scar which could be even worse than what it has been. So, leave it alone. ...Read more
The past month I've been breaking out like I never have before. A few weeks ago I had this dry dark patch of skin on my face and I noticed little pimp?
Acne: Use clearasil wash twice a day with benzoyl peroxide. Get some clindamycin wipes from your doctor to use before bedtime and in the am. Use a benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin combination cream or gel that can be applied after the wipes before bed. Your face should clear up in a few weeks. You can also try proactiv. Minoxycline can also help. Most of these products are prescribed so get at pmd ...Read more
Dry patch: Without an examination it is impossible to tell. See your doctor. ...Read more
See doctor: Since the patches are on your face, it is best to see doctor/dermatologist to get proper cream./med. ...Read more
I have capillaries showing in my face I have pale skin sometimes I get dry red patches why does this occur?
I have dry itchy flakey skin on my face and now its a dark patch, what can I do to get my soft smooth skin back?
Picture: If you could send a picture that would help diagnose it. ...Read more
I have a rough patch of skin in-between my head and foreskin of my penis and I've had it for about a year now and they don't go away need help?
Could be: Genital wart, so it is best to show it to a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Dermatologist or urologist would be able to help you. ...Read more
I used dettol soap on my face. It has caused it to dry out. Also I have dark skin, and it has caused light patches around my cheeks and underneath my?
Dettol soap on face: Dettol soap is not formulated for use on the face, although like you, a lot of people use it for facial cleansing. It may have caused inflammation and subsequent drying and post- inflammatory hypopigmentation. I would stop using the soap and opt for a milder facial cleanser appropriate for your skin type & skin concerns. Also use a moisturizer to help restore hydration to your skin. Add spf in am. ...Read more
I have dry scaly patches on my scalp. Head&shoulders doesn't work. My beautician said its psoriasis of the scalp. What should I use?
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this. ...Read more
Little white hairs recently appearing like rough peach fuzz all over face. ....Could something internal cause this to happen? Skin on face all of sudden started to become extremely dry & rough like sand paper? ...Now face is covered with little white fuz
New: New onset hair growth on the face can be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, medication reaction, a sign of porphyria cutanea tarda, and rarely, a sign of hidden malignancy. After a physical exam by a dermatologist to determine what kind of hair is forming, appropriate blood tests can be done. Treatment for the excessive hair, and dry skin, would be based on the results of the examination, and blood tests. ...Read more
My head has started itching and burning for several weeks now its full of patches of flaking skin and. My neck itches wt patchs of dry skin like?
I have had two allergic reactions in the past week on my face and neck. Now the skin is rough, leathery, patches of skin almost burned off and twice a wrinkled as before. I'm on a five day course of prednisolone and I daren't put anything on my skin, the
Moisturise it: Use simple, fragrance free moisturiser creams. It will get better soon after stopping of steroid cream. ...Read more
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
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