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About 2 days ago small patches appeared on the skin of my face.They are lighter in color than the normal skin & shiny & scaling what should I do ?

About 2 days ago small patches appeared on the skin of my face.They are lighter in color than the normal skin & shiny & scaling what should I do ?

See a dermatologist: Best chance for correct diagnosis and treatment is with a skin specialist. Bring with you any soaps, creams, any products used on your skin. Be prepared to list all meds, herbs , vitamins, etc. ...Read more

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Have scaling of the skin on chest history of ITP what should I do?

Have scaling of the skin on chest history of ITP what should I do?

Not related to ITP: If the scaling did not fllow purpuric rash due to ITP it is not related and if it is after purpura that is ok too You can use Vaseline or Petrolium Jelly or consult your doctor ...Read more

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I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling skin on my chest what should I do?

I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling  skin on my chest what should I do?

See dermatologist: ITP (immune thrombocytopenia) is probably not related to your scaling skin on chest. You may have dry skin or other skin conditions. If moisturizing does not help or more scaling skin or associated with rashes, please see dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have circular patches on my skin, stomach & back.Then are scaling & itching from time to time. What could it be ?

I have circular patches on my skin, stomach & back.Then are scaling & itching from time to time. What could it be ?

Needs to be checked: You need to your family doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause of the rash.It can be an allergic rash, contact dermatitis or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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My wife originally had a dark brownish black mole on her back now its somewhat protruding out of the skin and a slight scaling effect is around it now?

My wife originally had a dark brownish black mole on her back now its somewhat protruding out of the skin and a slight scaling effect is around it now?

Have it checked: Skin spots are hard to diagnose without seeing them. In general if a skin spot is changing in size, shape, or color, it should be evaluated by a physician to determine if it is concerning and if it needs to be biopsied or removed. ...Read more

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I've extremely dry skin reddened, thickened and whitely scaling in some parts like along inner arms, inner thighs. It'eem to widen. What should I do?

Moisturisers/Dermato: You can use moisturisers immediately after taking your bath to retain the moisture in your skin.But if no improvement consult your family doctor or a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment it may be eczema, contact dermatitis or some other skin condition. ...Read more

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I have dark patches of dry skin on my lips. I have tried some over the counter cream but it didn't work. They're often itchy and scaling.

I have dark patches of dry skin on my lips. I have tried some over the counter cream but it didn't work. They're often itchy and scaling.

Itchy patches on lip: Could be eczema or psoriasis. Would discuss with doctor or rheumatologist .May benefit from topical steroids acutely but that may increase infections and can thin the skin. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/face?page=2 ...Read more