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Abruptly started to get a red patch of skin of left side of penile shaft. Area gets dry and small white patches of skin peel/scale off it and looks like it spreading up the shaft.

Abruptly started to get a red patch of skin of left side of penile shaft. Area gets dry and small white patches of skin peel/scale off it and looks like it spreading up the shaft.

Latex?: The biggest concern with these symptoms on genitalia is sexually transmitted diseases. Other causes can be allergies to latex or lubricants, oils, creams etc. The best solution if you cannot isolate the cause is to see a doctor and complete a thorough history and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small pink-red dry patch of skin that is not itchy or painful on my lower buttock, is it a rash? What could be the cause?

It depends.: You might have been born with it. This happens sometimes, and is usually called a port wine stain, or simply a discoloration of the skin due to lack of pigment. It also might be a lesion/cut/bite that healed long ago and stayed red. If you have others, it could be a skin condition from some disease. It would be wise to see your doctor to be sure, or just be aware of it if you are ok otherwise. ...Read more

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I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?

Facial lesions: Bumps on the face could be multiple things. Acne will turn red eventually. Eczema (associated with dry skin) can result in bumps that may or may not itch. A fungal infection would gradually spread and may not itch. If the bumps have a small central pit it could be a benign infection called Molluscum that resolves over time. Using steroids like hydrocortisone will worsen a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

Rash: A number of conditions can cause a circular rash including eczema (nummular type) , ringworm, etc. . Eczema often responds to moisturizers and a corticosteroid cream after a few days. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Have a small patch of what looks like dry skin around left eye. Itchy and quite red. Appeared bout month ago, won't go away no matter what I use on it.

Have a small patch of what looks like dry skin around left eye. Itchy and quite red. Appeared bout month ago, won't go away no matter what I use on it.

Eyelid Dermatitis: You most likely have eyelid dermatitis which is an allergic or irritant reaction. You can try otc cortisone cream but if that does not work see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Hi I'm 16 and my right nipple is red and has a small patch of dry skin underneath, and it has been very itchy for about 3-4 days Could it be cancer?

Red itchy nipple: A red rash over the breast can be the first sign of breast cancer but it is very uncommon. CA is found as lump, or on mammogram. At 19 it would be almost unheard of to have breast cancer. Since it itches it's more likely to be a reaction to something like soap, clothes, or even from sweating. Wash the area twice a day with a mind soap, dry off well, hyydrocortisone for 2 weeks.If not clear see doc ...Read more