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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

Too general.: There are so many causes of red, scaly patches that we cannot possibly give you an intelligent answer without more information. If this is a new development, you should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red itchy (scaly, dray skin) patches on my chest appearing, what is this?

Red itchy (scaly, dray skin) patches on my chest appearing, what is this?

Possibly eczema: There are many skin trashes that can match your description and it would be wise to see a doctor and get a diagnosis and treatment. Psoriasis or allergic dermatitis may also mimic what you have described. ...Read more

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I've had a red patch of skin on my leg for about 1.5 months. It got a bit larger and turning brown. A little scaly in middle. What could this be?

I've had a red patch of skin on my leg for about 1.5 months. It got a bit larger and turning brown. A little scaly in middle. What could this be?

Dermatologist helps: A primary care doctor can check to see what the patch might be. If needed, a dermatologist can help also. If there is something causing the spot (such as sports equipment), the cause can be removed. Sometimes, dry sensitive eczema patches look like reddish, slightly flaky areas. Also, tinea "ringworm" is a fungal skin infection that can look this way (the doctor can decide) and need an antifungal. ...Read more

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Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Red scaly patch and itching with white flakes in head? Hair falling out I had sarcoidosis that affected lungs

Lupus vs. Other: While sarcoid can affect the skin, discoid lupus or another autoimmune disease are also possible. See you doc and possibly a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone, selsun blue on skin and don't work.

Virus or fungus or..: Allergy, see if anything you did before this happened was new; food, clothes, exposures but could be a virus and will fade in a week or so or if fungus will spread, may need stronger things than over the counter like stronger steroid ointment, steroid pill like prednisone, pill for fungus like lamisil (terbinafine) and lamisil (terbinafine) cream [ever the counter] could be scabies if have animals or bed bugs ect;permethr ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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Over the past few years I have noticed small red splotches of skin across my abdomen, on my sides, extending down to my pelvic area. They sometimes itch, do not burn, and are not scaly. They seem to be more prevalent in heat. I had shingles about three y

Over the past few years I have noticed small red splotches of skin across my abdomen, on my sides, extending down to my pelvic area. They sometimes itch, do not burn, and are not scaly. They seem to be more prevalent in heat. I had shingles about three y

Doctor can evaluate: Rashes are very difficult to describe in words, so an exam by a primary care doctor and/or a dermatologist when the rash is present, is needed. Sometimes a yeast/fungus can cause such symptoms. Other times, such rashs occur from reactions with chemicals, irritants, plants, or allergens. If one cannot go to the doctor, then taking a series of photos to show the doctor later is helpful. ...Read more

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I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

Eczema: Sounds like a classic case of atopic dermatitis or eczema. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to confirm and receive appropriate treatment. Poorly controlled eczema can cause elevated serum IgE levels. If you have other atopic conditions like allergic rhinitis this can also contribute. Topical steroid creams are helpful for patches, antihistamines for itching. ...Read more

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Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

Found bright red/pink fleshy patch on right breast. Thought was ringworm, but no dry scaly skin. Rubbed;bled little bit. Doesn't itch. What is this?

See a doctor: Without examining this it is impossible to say what it is, but anything that bleeds on your breast should be examined and diagnosed as quickly as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.

What are: The 2 diagnosis. Can you show the rash. Will be concerned with scabies or contact dermatitis or impetigo but without picture or diagnosis of the previous Dermatologist or the treatments that did not work it is just a guess. ...Read more

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I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?

I have 6+ various scaly red patches of skin on my chest, arms, neck and face. All of them are different sizes but don't itch, or burn. Ringworm?

Unlikely: Ringworm seldom affects multiple patches of skin. Psoriasis is a more likely possibility. Regardless, you need a diagnosis and treatment plan which only a health care professional can provide you. Please see a doctor! ...Read more

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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?: It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Feel free to try an otc antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is. ...Read more

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Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose, redness also present. What could it be?

Dry scaly skin across cheeks and nose, redness also present. What could it be?

Malar rash: A malar rash could signal an autoimmune condition, but could also be something as simple as eczema or rosacea. You should be evaluated in person to make sure you don't have a serious condition. ...Read more

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What are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

Spots: Hard to tell without a picture. Could be a fungal infection like ring worm, tinea corporis, or another type problem like eczema or psoriaris. ...Read more

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I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly. I gets worse with stress, but never goes away.?

I have red blotchy skin that doesn't itch and isn't scaly. I gets worse with stress, but never goes away.?

Dermatitis: Without looking at the lesions/rash it is difficult to be precise. It can be two different entities. ...Read more

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When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

When born it's only flaky. Recently my dry skin gets red or dark and scaly, flaky in areas (inner thighs, underarms, .) off & on, widenning, not itchy?

Not normal: You should see a doctor about this. The symptoms you describe will need to be examined in person, as there are many causes for what you describe and some are serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison.
http://insidetheclinic. Com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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I have white line type things on the front of my neck and they itch sometimes, and turn red and sting. My skin has had this scaly texture for a long?

Dry cracked skin: Dry cracked skin such as eczema with variants called eczema craquele and asteatotic eczema can look like this. Also a skin disease called ichthyosis can appear as dry white cracked skin. ...Read more

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My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white. There is no rash/scaly skin at all. Any ideas?

My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white. There is no rash/scaly skin at all. Any ideas?

Red cheeks: Red cheeks are the same as blushing. Many reasons include rosacea.
It is also the primary symptom of carcinoid tumor of the G.I. tract.
It could be a side effect of some medication taken for cholesterol.
It may be emotional, when you're angry embarrassed for hot this usually fades athe emotion calms down ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly flaky nipple, on only one nipple? More recently slight red patchy skin around areola aswell. What could it be?

Nipple rash: Nipples and areolae can get dry and irritated easily, especially in fall and winter. Runners can get irritated nipples also. Gentle skin care and moisturizing is very important. If switching to a non-soap cleansing bar and moisturizing with petrolatum doesn't help, you may need prescription treatment. Please see your dermatologist. There are other nipple/areola conditions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Second degree burn on my face. Scab is gone now but it is red and the skin is scaly and uneven. Its been a week since the burn. Will this heal more

Second degree burn on my face. Scab is gone now but it is red and the skin is scaly and uneven. Its been a week since the burn. Will this heal more

Yes, treat scar: Wounds need to be healed prior to using scar care creams like mederma. Superficial to mid-dermal burn wounds will usually heal within 2-3 weeks if the wound does not get infected. Infection can make the injury deeper. These wounds will heal with little or minimal scarring if the scar is protected form picking up pigment by exposure to uva/uvb. Deeper burns require specialist care including surgery. ...Read more