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I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby. Is there any way to get rid of these?

I have very dark rough patches of skin on my knees from where I crawled around when I was a baby.  Is there any way to get rid of these?

Psoriasis: You probably have a mild case of psoriasis. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is probably not strong enough, but is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've recently noticed dry skin on my inner thighs,quite near to my genitals. It's white rough patches of skin. I'm too self conscious to go see a doctor. Should I just take anti fungal medicine & try home remedies?

I've recently noticed dry skin on my inner thighs,quite near to my genitals. It's white rough patches of skin. I'm too self conscious to go see a doctor. Should I just take anti fungal medicine & try home remedies?

Reassure: Don't ever be embarrassed or ashamed to ask a doctor a question or let them see something that is concerning you. It is the same as when teachers or parents tell you there is no such thing as a stupid question - all questions are good questions. White patches do not sound fungal to me, but it depends on your skin color, but you could try one and if no improvement, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Increasing number of rough dark patches of skin. 21 years old. Began 6 years ago. Had wart. Used duck tape to seal in medicine. Began. Now Spreading?

Increasing number of rough dark patches of skin. 21 years old. Began 6 years ago. Had wart. Used duck tape to seal in medicine. Began. Now Spreading?

See doctor: If these are warts there are numerous treatment depending on the location. However, a doctor whould have to see them to decide. Cryotherapy, TCA acid and other treatments are effective. You will have to see ...Read more

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My daughter has dime size red rough bump/patches on her skin....What could it be?

My daughter has dime size red rough bump/patches on her skin....What could it be?

Eczema: This sounds like numular (coin-shaped) eczema. I would try some hydro-cortisone cream or ointment a couple of times a day. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I have patches of rough, bumpy skin that bleeds if I scratch them on my leg. Could you tell me what it is?

I have patches of rough, bumpy skin that bleeds if I scratch them on my leg. Could you tell me what it is?

Needs eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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I think my baby may have eczema because she has red patches of rough skin on her cheeks. What to do?

I think my baby may have eczema because she has red patches of rough skin on her cheeks.  What to do?

Find out for sure.: You know that commercial that goes, "do you want your doctor doing your job? Then why are you trying to do his?" don't try to diagnose and treat this yourself. Eczema on the face is relatively unusual in babies. It could be seborrheic dermatitis, an allergic reaction, a drug reaction, food allergy, or a host of other things. See your doctor, get a precise diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more