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Scaly Skin Patches
Too general.: There are so many causes of red, scaly patches that we cannot possibly give you an intelligent answer without more information. If this is a new development, you should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?
Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more
I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?
Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis. If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?
See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to say what it is, but anything that bleeds on your breast should be examined and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more
I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?
Eczema: Sounds like a classic case of atopic dermatitis or eczema. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to confirm and receive appropriate treatment. Poorly controlled eczema can cause elevated serum IgE levels. If you have other atopic conditions like allergic rhinitis this can also contribute. Topical steroid creams are helpful for patches, antihistamines for itching. ...Read more
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