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What is the intervention for a skin forming like a patch (round) that is red and rough to touch?

What is the intervention for a skin forming like a patch (round) that is red and rough to touch?

See doc - psoriasis: See family physician or dermatologist sounds like psoriasis. Many treatments available. Where is rash? Attach picture. Present how long? ...Read more

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What is the cause of these rough dry patches of skin on face?

What is the cause of these 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. ...Read more

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I have small round dry patches of skin they come and go do not itch or hurt. ?

I have small round dry patches of skin they come and go do not itch or hurt. ?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis often presents as pink, scaly patches of skin on the body, sometimes only on the knees and elbows. Unlike eczema, it tends not to be very itchy, mostly unsightly. There are many good treatments if this is psoriasis. ...Read more

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Slightly lighter circular patch of skin on face. Have had it for years just curious what it is?

Hypopigmentation: The lighter patch may be nothing or may be a sign of vitiligo, a fungal infection that lightens the skin. Easily treatable w/antifungal cream. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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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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

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I have a patch of skin on the inside of my elbow that is very white, dry, and rough. It has been here for about 2 months and has not gone away.

Dry skin?: If over the elbow it may just be dry skin If over the elbow this is just an extensor surface easily and often presents as dry skin. The other concern would be a plaque of psoriasis. Needs to be seen by a derm doc and maybe biopsied. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What should I do if I have a patch of rough skin on my eyelid, what is it?

What should I do if I have a patch of rough skin on my eyelid, what is it?

Sounds like: Excema. You can try over the counter steroid cream. If this does not work, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What skin problem do I have if raised patches that are rough (not warty)?

What skin problem do I have if raised patches that are rough (not warty)?

Actinic Keratosis?: Likely actinic keratosis. These are generally benign, but can turn into worse things. If you are concerned enough to ask a question about this, i would recommend seeing a dermatologist to make sure. ...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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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?

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?

Tinea = ringworm: That could be 2 or 3 things, but most likely tinea capitis, aka ringworm. It's not a real worm, but a fungal infection. It's somewhat contagious, but won't go away until properly treated. She'll need to be checked out to get that done. ...Read more

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