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Round, Flaky Patch Of Skin
Round patches of skin that starts out small then spreads. After a few weeks the patch is dry and flaky.
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
I am having extremely tingly boobs. They feel like they are burning I also have a red flaky patch of skin on one. What is this from.
Contact dermatitis?: Itchy skin with dry patches could be due to contact irritation from a body care product. Try going fragrance free: unscented detergent, no fabric softener, unscented soaps and deodorants. The irritation might just be on your breasts because of the snug fit of your bra, allowing the offending product to be in closer contact with your skin. Try otc hydrocortisone for 3 days. If no better, see doc ...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
My husband has dry itchy flaky patches all over his body. His skin is very dry in general. What could it be?
Psoriasis: Especially if the flaky patches are red underneath and favor the joint surfaces. ...Read more
What can cause small circular patches of very dry, inflamed skin that appear bilaterally and with no apparent cause? OTC medications are of no help.
You should be: Careful of any round patches of dry inflamed skin especially around the elbows and knees. This condition could be psoriasis, which will need to be diagnosed quickly and early on to get treatment. Please see a healthcare provider asap to get properly diagnosed. Thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Brown skin patches on neck that comes and goes away, They are usually round shaped and don't cause no pain at all. They usually appear during summer.
? Tenia versicolor: A sort of fungal infection of the skin, you can apply OTC clotrimazole cream 1 % on affected areas every night for at least 2 weeks, if no improvement see your doctor / dermatologist. Better avoid direct sunlight exposure for protracted periods during treatment, best wishes ...Read more
Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?
Need to see rash: Not being able to see the area in question makes it very difficult to give advice. You may want to consider an InBox Health Tap consultation where you can upload photos of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more
My hairs is falling in patches circular patches day by day and is thinning so much this happen to me years ago n it greww back this time my head is it?
See a dermatologist: Decrease stress. Eat a healthy balance diet which includes protein. Have thyroid levels and iron stores checked. See a dermatologist for evaluation and work-up. Topical Minoxidil twice a day is the only proven remedy to thicken hair. However, this treatment it is not appropriate for everyone (given the warnings, precautions, and contraindications). See and discuss options with a dermatologist. ...Read more
A leathery, circular patch of skin a half inch in diameter has been on the back of her thigh for a week. What could it be?
Beats me!: Without a picture and more details, it's hard to say what this could be. Did she get bitten by something, or scrape it? If she has no other symptoms, and it has only been there a week, watch for now and get seen next week if it is still there. Consider Healthtap Prime if you want to upload a picture and have room to give more details, if you want a more exact answer. ...Read more
I have got dry circular patches that feel silky to the touch but when itched, small flakey skin come off. Doctors take a very long time, can u help?
Dermatologic eval: I understand your frustration but without further assessment - we would only be guessing. ...Read more
I have noticed a patch of flat, light brown marks, close together and not circular in shape, on the skin of both my breasts. They do not itch or hurt.
Skin change: It may simply be tinea versicolor. A benign condition but I would still have a dermatologist or PCP take a look at the lesions to be safe. ...Read more
My son has several round patches of driness on his skin in different places, they bumps a bit and change to reddish in contact with water. What are them?
Eczema: Eczema is a term for several different types of skin swelling. Eczema is also called dermatitis. It is not dangerous, but most types cause red, swollen and itchy skin. Factors that can cause eczema include other diseases, irritating substances, allergies and your genetic makeup. Eczema is not contagious. See the dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more
DRY FLAKY PUBIC SKIN:
WHAT IS A "MA"
DOES THIS MEAN "MAN"?
IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SENT BY A WOMAN! ...Read more
My son has a round spot on his head and is losing his hair in that area. That area is dry flaky. What can I do to help him?
See a dermatologist: This is too important to fool around. Forget the tea tree oil and other clumsy actions. Begin with accurate definition of the problem. A dermatologist is your best choice. There are various possible diagnoses, each with a different remedy. ...Read more
What explains a 3-inch diameter circular patch of bad dandruff on the crown of my 9-year-old daughter's head that will not go away?
I have small round patches of very thick skin. They seem almost like scales. I also have eczema all over. This looks much different than the eczema.
Person 2 person 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
I have a dry and at times itchy patch of skin on my areola. It's flaky and seems wounded. It's been there for weeks now. I'm really worried. I'm 17.
I have red patches on my skin but not sure what are they. They used to be itchy and leave dark marks on my skin as they heal. They are round in shape?
I have circular shaped dey skin patches on both sides of my stomach. At first it was only one but then it spread.
See a doctor: Circular rashes of dry skin could be caused by many things including ring worm, eczema, or pityriasis rosea. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it. Contact a physician at HealthTap Prime and include pictures of your rash, or see your primary physician for recommendations. ...Read more
FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo I cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more
I. have black circular like black patches on my skin it's itchy after every 6 or 8 months, I checked with doctor he told it's allergic, plz help?
See a dermatologist: Might not be allergy, may be some other sort of eczema, better be checked by a dermatologist ...Read more
I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?
Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more
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