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Scaly White Dry Spots On Feet
I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?
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
I have a circular inflamed spot that is red and scaly on my scrotum. I've tried using antifungal cream made for athletes foot on it. Not working?
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
My right foot on top seems to always have spots, be very dry and itchy. Can anyone advise? Only occurs on right. Image: oi61.Tinypic. Com/xbwrwy. Jpg.
I don't know how to post the photo but the top of my right foot has 4 little red spots that itch, are dry&get redder while I take a shower. What is it?
See your doctor: We need to find out what they are before we can determine the best way to remove them. ...Read more
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?
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?
What's causing my itchy feet? The soles are extremely itchy in spots, but not dry. Where they itch, circular welts appear which are raised (white) on the edges, almost looking like the outline of a mosquito bite. How do I take care of this?
See a dermatologist: You will get best result by consulting a skin specialist for exam, diagnosis, and appropriate therapy. ...Read more
I have thick scaly spots on my face and I pull out some hard dry white materials out of the spots with a nail cutter. I have had more than 8 cryosugeries but they have kept coming back. I have also used imiquimod and elidel as prescribed by dermatologist
Did: Did your dermatologist tell you what this is? ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?
How can having a steroid shot help dry, scaly, s sore feet? I had a shot because of a bad sinus infection in monday. Today I notice my feet are not.
Coincidence?: I can't make sense of it either..... ...Read more
Apply moisturizer: If it doesn't go away see podiatrist as it may not be a simple dry spot. ...Read more
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
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
I have rash on top of both feet its scaly dry & itching kind of looks like eczema but never had it. Have rash for over 1 month?
See a doctor: You should probably see a doctor if it has been over a month. ...Read more
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
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
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
I have a plethora of symptoms: extreme faitgue, dry scalp, scaly lesions, numbness/tingling in the hands, swelling feet?
Plethora: Of symptoms deserves thorough medical history and physical exam. See a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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