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Skin Conditions White Scaly Dry Spots On Feet
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?
Noticed a few red spots on my elbow last night. They don't itch but other wise look like bug bites. Are there any skin conditions that ca do this?
Insect bites: Most likely an insect bite; being localized on an elbow, we should not worry about anything! ...Read more
I have plantar warts, back acne, chest acne, spots, and stretchmarks. What can I do to treat all these ugly skin conditions?
I have had several biopsys done for various skin conditions 3 moles Atypical and one place on my temple was Excoriated Actinic Keratosis. Recently after all these I had two spots (Arm and Neck) come back saying compatible with a connective tissue dis?
Likely unrelated but: ...what's your question & how can we help you? ...Read more
Lichen keratosis + other underlying skin conditions. Solitary lesion removed. Diff. Colors spot changes arms and chest. Hydrating cream. What to do?
Not enough info: A Dr needs to look at it to see exactly what the problem is you are trying to describe ...Read more
I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?
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
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 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
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
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
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
Hi. I recently got my eyebrows waxed and the skin around my eyebrows and eyelids is super dry and scaly. What should I do to get rid of the dryness?
I took meds for impetigo, and after 5 days it's gone, leaving red, flat, scaly, dry skin behind. What is post-impetigo skin care- should I moisturize?
Care: Yes, a good moisturizer such as cereve or cetaphil, sunscreen, and time should help. If the condition does not improve see your dermatologist. ...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
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
My face is always dry and scaly even after using just water, and I've been losing hair with a red scalp. I also am having head pains.
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
What will help with the dryness when i’m using differin (adapalene)? I have been using differin (adapalene) as directed for about 3 weeks, and my skin is super dry and scaly. What can I use to combat the dryness that won’t create more acne?
Gentle exfoliation: The excess fpdryness may be due to excessive collection of skin layers that may benefit from gentle exfoliation with a moisturizer, discuss with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Both feet are dry, itchy, red & scaly. Doctor prescribed Ketoconazole & Zeasorb Powder. Is this o.K? Still red, itchy, skin peels off.?
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
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