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I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?

I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?

Dermatitis: This is probably a dermatitis to your feet. You can try some otc cortisone cream to the area. If this doesn't subside within a week, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have red, scaly, itchy spots on the top of my feet and around my ankles and I can't figure out what it is?

I have red, scaly, itchy spots on the top of my feet and around my ankles and I can't figure out what it is?

First PMD....: First see your primary medical doctor. If they can't give you relief then they may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My feet are always dry and have a dark hard gray spots! I have to go to spa to clean and smooth! Is there another solution?

My feet are always dry and have a dark hard gray spots! I have to go to spa to clean and smooth! Is there another solution?

Keratoses: Keratotic (so-called "stucco") lesions are common on the feet and elsewhere on the body. They are not dangerous but certainly are annoying. Try an otc lotion, such as lac hydrin or amlactin, with Lactic Acid or salicylic acid in it, to soften the top layer of skin. If those lotions aren't strong enough a dermatologist can prescribe one of a number of stronger preparations. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Extremely cold soles of feet! Feel numb like ice. Painful dry soles and just noticed brown spots appearing on one sole of foot. Feels icy cold swollen?

Cold feet: You don't mention if your feet warm with socks or under a blanket. If they do not, seek medical attention right away. The dry skin can be related to circulation as can the discoloration. See your podiatrist or your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I been noticing red spots on hands and all over my body not really notable and hands and feet are dry like dead skin also my stomach is bloated?

I been noticing red spots on hands and all over my body not really notable and hands and feet are dry like dead skin also my stomach is bloated?

May not be related.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Hand foot and mouth?: It's very uncommon for adults, common for kids. In the last few weeks I've seen several adults with hand, foot, and mouth disease. It's an uncomfortable but not dangerous viral illness, improves within a few days, but if your symptoms, worsen, change or fail to improve you should be seen. ...Read more

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I have purpleish red blotches that appeared on my knee caps. It's not a bruise, and my feet are numb. The spots are dry, hurt to touch. Very fatigued?

I have purpleish red blotches that appeared on my knee caps. It's not a bruise, and my feet are numb. The spots are dry, hurt to touch. Very fatigued?

Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician. If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment. In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot under my feet, its dry & doesn't doesn't hurt?

I have a dark spot under my feet, its dry & doesn't doesn't hurt?

Dry sole: Sounds like it might be a bruise or type of callus caused by type of shoes worn or an injury you had in past. It resembles a healing scab but is thicker since its on the sole of the foot. ...Read more

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What can I do about scaly dry feet?

What can I do about scaly dry feet?

Moisturize: However, keep in mind fungus can appear similiar to dry skin. So either you can see a doc to differentiate the two or try using one of each or google. Pic of what athletes foot looks like so that if it's fungus you can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Couple of things: Use a buff puff or pumice stone to remove the dry scaly skin and then apply a urea based lotion to help moisturize the skin. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

Scaly feet: The common causes of malodorous, dry, scaling feet is fungal infection, which may be aggravated by poorly ventilated foot wear. Your body's natural level of sweating is also a factor. Finally, your skin may be sensitive to certain materials in foot wear, like leather, tanning chemicals, or latex. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

War of the worlds.: Although there are several conditions that can account for dry and scaly feet, the common fungal infection, or athlete's foot, tops the list. When the conditions are right, a fungus infects the skin. As the infection increases, the skin begins to crack. The cracking can then allow bacteria to invade the tissues. The odor is from the dead and dying bacteria and fungi. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

Apply moisturizer: And ss if that helps. Fungus may be another etiology so if the moisturizer is not working you can try applying an antifungal. On occasion, it could be a case of eczema as well. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read more

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Itchy dry palms and feet. Scaly with fissures on both hands and soles of my feet. What could it be?

Itchy dry palms and feet. Scaly with fissures on both hands and soles of my feet. What could it be?

A common problem-: -genetics play a role, so U can only treat the symptoms. There R many products that claim to cure them, but there is no cure, the minute U stop, it returnes. Ny dermatologist recs Cera/Ve cream as the best for this. Winter is worse due to dry air, decreases humidity. This cream is expensive, so try some others first. Google it & U will find lots. Udder Balm is one commonly used. A visit 2 a Derm? ...Read more

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I have really dry feet and my heals have dry skin and scaly, I peal off a ton of skin but it just grows back to being hard and sometimes itchy normal?

I have really dry feet and my heals have dry skin and scaly, I peal off a ton of skin but it just grows back to being hard and sometimes itchy normal?

Dry Feet: Dry feet can be caused by a variety of problems. Problems as serious as skin diseases and possibly fungal infections may be the cause or simply exposure or lack of moisture. A podiatrist can help you differentiate. If you are certain that it is related to dry skin regular use of cocoa butter or eucerin type cream could resolve the problem. A pedicure might be a fast way to begin the process. ...Read more

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I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

Think Athlete's foot: This sounds consistent with athlete's foot, a common cause of scaliness and redness in the feet. Try using Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin ultra as directed. If these do not work, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

Apply moisturizer: If it doesn't go away see podiatrist as it may not be a simple dry spot. ...Read more

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Very painful spot on my foot the skin is dry/cracked at the spot and it looks black underneath the skin what is this?

Very painful spot on my foot the skin is dry/cracked at the spot and it looks black underneath the skin what is this?

Suspicious.: Any skin lesion, on the foot or not, that is dry, painful and has a black color is to be considered suspicious. It is a simple matter to have it examined by a professional to begin the process of identification. ...Read more

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I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

It is always: Difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing a dermatological condition. Having said that, I would try moisturizing the skin. There are "drying conditions" that occur at certain seasonal times i.E "winters itch". ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

If it's jock itch: Both are caused by a fungal infection and the cream should cover most infecting agents. Check with your doctor to make sure the patch is indeed a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Hi my age is 30 and my problem is my lower legs is scaly and dry and my foot also cracked it cause pain pls help?

Hi my age is 30 and my problem is my lower legs is scaly and dry and my foot also cracked it cause pain pls help?

Itchyosis vulgaris: It sound like ithcyosis vulgaris you need to hydrate the skin. A lotion or crème called Eucerin may help or Lachydrin lotion may help. If not see a podiatrist ...Read more

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Both feet are dry, itchy, red & scaly. Doctor prescribed Ketoconazole & Zeasorb Powder. Is this o.K? Still red, itchy, skin peels off.?

See a dermatologist: Your treatment is for fungus. Do you have fungus or something else? If fungus, not responding, you may need oral terbinafine. If not fungus you need a diagnosis to determine the remedy. Glucosamine is an old con, a waste of money. Why the intestinal symptoms? ...Read more

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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Hav Vrc veins. Foot has dark paches & dry, echy, scaly, thick paches from ankles & started spreding to knees. Doc pres clop & zimig cream. Wil it help?

Hav Vrc veins. Foot has dark paches & dry, echy, scaly, thick paches from ankles & started spreding to knees. Doc pres clop & zimig cream. Wil it help?

See vein specialist: Varicose veins can cause a condition called lipodermatosclerosis with symptoms including:
Pain, skin hardening, thickening, increased pigmentation & redness. Acutely it can present with painful inflammation in the inner leg above the ankle, resembling cellulitis with affected area is red, tender, warm, and may be Scaly.
Chronic lipodermatosclerosis predisposes to venous or stasis eczema. ...Read more

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I only saw one scaly dry area on temple & then Doctor said actinic keratosis and another spot on nose. How can Dr. See this and what is Diffuse AK?

I only saw one scaly dry area on temple & then Doctor said actinic keratosis and another spot on nose. How can Dr. See this and what is Diffuse AK?

Actinic keratoses: Actinic keratoses are small scaly patches of skin usually seen on the face and usually only on ageing skin (more common after age 50). These lesions are pre-malignant and is large enough should be removed. The doctor usually makes this diagnosis by viewing the lesions and then biopsying them. Diffuse actinic keratoses (diffuse AK) is a condition where there are multiple AK lesions on the body. ...Read more

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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week (now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face (up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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Brown spots on sole of feet?

Brown spots on sole of feet?

Should have them: Looked at too make sure they are benign lesions…. and that nothing is dangerous... ...Read more