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What is the definition or description of: scaly lesions?

What is the definition or description of: scaly lesions?

It looks scaly: Scaly lesions are just that - skin conditions that appear scaly. They are dry and usually can flake off if scratched. Dandruff is a type of scaly lesion of the scalp. Eczema is another common scaly lesion. Many fungal skin infections are also scaly, but some skin cancers can also be scaly, so if uncertain have a dermatologist or your primary care doc take a look at it. ...Read more

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Scaly Lesions (Definition)

Scaly lesions are just that - skin conditions that appear scaly. They are dry and usually can flake off if scratched. Dandruff is a type of scaly lesion of the scalp. Eczema is another common scaly lesion. Many fungal skin infections are also scaly, but some skin cancers can also be scaly, so if uncertain have a dermatologist or your primary care doc take ...Read more


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Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Need pictures: ? Psoriasis, is there a family history? Any other medical issues? Have you tried moisturizers? Limiting soaps? ...Read more

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When i was in my last year of high school, i went from 140lbs to 240lbs in ~18 months. Dark scaly spots appeared under my arms. What is wrong?

When i was in my last year of high school, i went from 140lbs to 240lbs in ~18 months. Dark scaly spots appeared under my arms. What is wrong?

See below: The dark scaly spots could be a rash known as acanthosis nigrans which can be seen diabetes, but without seeing it, it is difficult to say. Considering your weight gain and this rash, you may want to see your doctor to be screened for diabetes. ...Read more

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I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading. They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy. What could it be?

I have brown spots appearing on my upper arms and torso and they seem to be spreading.  They are not bumpy, scaly, or itchy.  What could it be?

Age/sun spots?: It is difficult to tell what you have without seeing them..But probably sun spots which are not dangerous check with your doc to be sure... Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small bumps all over his arms, back and legs that grow together to form hard scaly masses of skin. They appeared about 2 weeks ago an?

My boyfriend has small bumps all over his arms, back and legs that grow together to form hard scaly masses of skin. They appeared about 2 weeks ago an?

Consultation advised: Would really need to see the rash to give advice. You can upload images of your rash as well as the history of your present problem with an online consultation here at Health Tap Several images of the involved areas in sharp focus and including closeups and wide angle would be helpful. If you choose an INBOX consultation you need to make yourself available to answer doctors questions. ...Read more