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Doctor insights on: Skin Conditions White Scaly Dry Spots On Feet

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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

Dr. Cesar Gomez lozano
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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