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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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Ichthyosis (Definition)

Ichthyosis is a skin disorder that leads to dead skin cells accumulating in thick, dry scales on the skin's surface. This is hereditary and can range from mild to severe. Typically ...Read more


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Both feet are dry,itchy, red & scaly. Doctor prescribed Ketoconazole & Zeasorb Powder. Is this o.K? Still red,itchy ,skin peels off. ?

Both feet are dry,itchy, red & scaly. Doctor prescribed Ketoconazole & Zeasorb Powder. Is this o.K? Still red,itchy ,skin peels off. ?

See a dermatologist: Your treatment is for fungus. Do you have fungus or something else? If fungus, not responding, you may need oral terbinafine. If not fungus you need a diagnosis to determine the remedy. Glucosamine is an old con, a waste of money. Why the intestinal symptoms? ...Read more

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Will a hysterectomy and low-dose estogen cause dry, itchy, scaly skin?

Will a hysterectomy and low-dose estogen cause dry, itchy, scaly skin?

Lack of estrogen: A hysterectomy is not known to cause dry, itchy, and scaly skin. Lack of estrogen is. The fact that estrogen has been prescribed indicates that the woman was not yet in menopause and the ovaries were removed with the uterus, or she was in menopause already. A higher dose of estrogen may alleviate the symptoms. Also, thyroid disease can cause these symptoms, which a blood test can rule out. ...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 can cause dry, itchy, scaly skin that seems to be spreading on different parts of my legs?

What can cause dry, itchy, scaly skin that seems to be spreading on different parts of my legs?

Diagnosing rashes: Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyte infection or a large number of other diagnoses. To get a diagnosis of any rash, you really need to see a physician. Start with your primary care doctor, and consider a dermatologist if s/he isn't sure what to recommend.. ...Read more

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Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?

Iterrible eczema flare up, out of control dry, itchy, scaly skin. Hurts to take a shower because of open wounds & can't sleep at night. What can I use?

Very severe: Eczema that severe is likely to need professional and possibly systemic treatment. Please do see a dermatologist. Soothing unguents--like oatmeal-based cremes--may help a bit, but doubtfully enough. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it , just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment. ...Read more

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Why am I getting itchy and scaly skin around my neck?

May be acanthosis: People who are heavy get a discolored velvety discoloration on the neck caused by a thickening of the skin. Keratolytics or peeling agents may be helpful. The definitive diagnosis and treatment would be made by dermatologist ...Read more

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