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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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There are small ashy white patches on my skin that a doctor told me is from the sun. I don't believe it's that or vitiligo, they turn red when warm?

There are small ashy white patches on my skin that a doctor told me is from the sun. I don't believe it's that or vitiligo, they turn red when warm?

Pityriasis alba: Pityriasis alba is a common form of eczema which causes dry, blotchy white patches on the skin. Scented products and some sunscreen ingredients may cause flareups. It is usually treated with mild topical steroids and moisturizers and can take number of weeks to months to improve. Use only unscented sensitive products as well. See a dermatologist to see if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have small white patches lighter than my skin color on my forehead..Its been increasing since 4 yrs..Pls suggest me creams?

Hello doctor, I have small white patches lighter than my skin color on my forehead..Its been increasing since 4 yrs..Pls suggest me creams?

Vitiligo: Light patches are hard to correct. For the mean time try using a coverup set an appointment with a dermatologist. They will be able to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have small round dry patches of skin they come and go do not itch or hurt. ?

I have small round dry patches of skin they come and go do not itch or hurt. ?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis often presents as pink, scaly patches of skin on the body, sometimes only on the knees and elbows. Unlike eczema, it tends not to be very itchy, mostly unsightly. There are many good treatments if this is psoriasis. ...Read more

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Is it one big patch of skin or many small patches of skin distributed over the body with Bowen's Disease?

Peculiar question: Bowen's disease is another term for squamous cell carcinoma in situ. It is seen almost entirely on people over 60 and on areas of chronic sun damage. It is also applied sometimes to superficial squamous cell cancer of the nipple. They may be large or small. They may be solitary or multiple. They are readily cured with a variety of easy treatments. In situ means superficial, not invasive, so not a ...Read more

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a small red patch with scales on the crown of my head what could it be ?

I have a small red patch with scales on the crown of my head what could it be 
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Scales on crown: could be eczema, psoriasis, demodex, or a variant of pityriasis: see dermatologist for evaluation. Diluted tea tree oil may help if due to demodex. ...Read more

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I've developed small dry patches of dry skin on my body recently, what could i do?

Eval.: If you have dry skin, try moisturizers and non-drying soaps. If you appear to have a rash, the only way to determine what it is, is through evaluation. Your primary care provider or a dermatologist should be able to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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I have a small dark patch on the skin of both my armpits. They itch sometimes. What shall i do?

I have a small dark patch on the skin of both my armpits. They itch sometimes. What shall i do?

Acanthosis nigricans: If this is equal on both sides, it could be acanthosis nigricans. This condition can be related to many disorders but is commonly related to Insulin resistance or diabetes. It sometimes can affect other skin folds like the neck and fingers. Please see your doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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I was out in the sun. Got a small red patch of skin which turned dark afterwards. What is this?

Might be: It might be due to tinea versicolor. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Two small black dots found on skin. Each about 1mm diameter and about an inch apart. Both have a red patch about 4mm diameter. Cause for concern?

Insect?: Possible insect/spider bite? Would seek medical attention if redness spreads, or it becomes more painful, or if not resolving within a day or two. ...Read more

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What can cause small circular patches of very dry, inflamed skin that appear bilaterally and with no apparent cause? OTC medications are of no help.

You should be: careful of any round patches of dry inflamed skin especially around the elbows and knees. This condition could be psoriasis, which will need to be diagnosed quickly and early on to get treatment. Please see a healthcare provider asap to get properly diagnosed. Thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Small, round, light circular patch/discolour on the cheek. Looks brown when I wear make up. Slightly rougher texture than my skin. What could it be?

Need to see rash: Not being able to see the area in question makes it very difficult to give advice. You may want to consider an InBox Health Tap consultation where you can upload photos of the area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small dry skin patch on my face that won't go away...What is it?

possible rash: You may have eczema or psoriatic patches. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and she will also recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Its been 20 days now, and my facial skin has got small white patches around it. I don't understand it.What is the remedy to cure it?

Its been 20 days now, and my facial skin has got small white patches around it. I don't understand it.What is the remedy to cure it?

Moisturizer: Pityriais alba is just an eczema, dry skin condition. You should moisturize with (cetaphil, cerave) daily to see if they will go away and suncreen daily. Another skin condition is tinea versicolor. Is it just on your face or elsewhere on your body? ...Read more

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I have a small patch of dry skin on my right cheek. It's barely visible, but it appeared at least 6 months ago and hasn't gone away. Any suggestions?

See dermatology: Since ity is on your face, and still barely visible, I would see the skin specialist to be safe. It may something as simple as using a steroid cream for a few weeks, but be safe and see the Specialist who went to Medical school and training for 7-8 years, so you get the best care. Good luck. ...Read more