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The skin around my eyes is getting a little reddish and a bit flaky?

The skin around my eyes is getting a little reddish and a bit flaky?

Blepharitis: This is an eczema-like condition. Try vaseline, and then try otc 1/2% Hydrocortisone cream, and then go to dermatologist if all that fails. ...Read more

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I have a pimple under a mole on my face and super thin layer of my skin around and on the mole is peeling little by little is that normal?

I have a pimple under a mole on my face and super thin layer of my skin around and on the mole is peeling little by little is that normal?

You can always ask: your PCP or skin doctor about this since it requires a physical exam of the moles you're talking about. Also dermatologists do mole mapping to help keep track of this. Most moles don't peel. So, that's unusual, and it may be another type of skin lesion that looks like a mole, but isn't. So start with your doctor first, and let that pimple's inflammation heal a little more. ...Read more

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I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?

I have a dry white/red itchy flaky patch on my nose. Looks like a patch of stripped skin, and the normal brown skin around it is flaking. What is it?

Picture=1000 words: Without a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it is or could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: were u out in the sun a lot (even in winter)? Do u use any chemical /cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (psoriasis, seborrhea) or it could be ominous. ...Read more

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I have dry skin around my vagina which is itchy and a little reddish . ?

I have dry skin around my vagina which is itchy and a little reddish . ?

Dry skin itch vagina: HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? IT COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS: SOAPS DETERGENTS BUBBLE BATHS CONDOMS SOMETHING YOUR VAGINA HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO. SEE YOUR PCP OR A GYNECOLOGIST OR A DERMATOLOGIST. IT DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS. ...Read more

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I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

I have a little bump on my knuckle. It is pinhead sized and flesh colored and not very raised off the skin. Result of my dry skin?

Sounds very small: Something so small could be almost anything. A wart, a plugged pore, etc. Doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about right now. You can take a photo and submit it through a virtual consult on HealthTap Prime if it's getting bigger. ...Read more

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Skin where my arm bends is very itchy and a lot more pink then the rest of my skin. What is this?

Skin where my arm bends is very itchy and a lot more pink then the rest of my skin. What is this?

Could be eczema: It sounds like you have a red, itchy rash on one of the arm folds. This could be some sort of allergic/contact dermatitis known as eczema. You may try to post pictures of it or use an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream as a trial. If it is spreading or not going away after twice daily use of the above, it is time to see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having this strange red circle under eye, it is very dry and sometimes skin on top of that gets white and peals off. please help.

The eyelid skin: can suffer from the same ailments common to other parts of the body and some unique ones as well due to influence from tear film at times. In this case it could be a hypertrophic lesion that would benefit from topical therapy versus inflammatory & would also benefit from the same. In uncommon cases skin carcinomas may begin the same way. Have your Ophthalmologist look at the lesion for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I justhad a cold sore. The scab came off and the skin looks pink. However. When I stretch the skin of my lip there is a huge white spot. What is it?

I justhad a cold sore. The scab came off and the skin looks pink. However. When I stretch the skin of my lip there is a huge white spot. What is it?

Healing Skin: The white skin and perhaps fluid is a collection of healing tissues and white blood cells. It should get better in the next few days ...Read more

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My cheek area is red and there are little bumps  all over and my face also feels very rough. My nose is also dry and peeling. Is this a heatrash?

My cheek area is red and there are little bumps  all over and my face also feels very rough. My nose is also dry and peeling. Is this a heatrash?

Maybe (not) . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heat-rash/basics/definition/con-20033908, http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview & http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/heat-rash.html for info on heat rash. Then go see your FamilyDoc. In meantime, avoid (excess) heat exposure as much as possible. ...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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Moist skin is peeling around my labia and clitoris. I barely touch down there and a layer comes off and the skin turns really red and itches a bit.

Moist skin is peeling around my labia and clitoris. I barely touch down there and a layer comes off and the skin turns really red and itches a bit.

Vulvar irritation: First of all make sure that you are not using any harsh soaps or douche products in this area which can cause this type of reaction. If not, see a GYN MD to find out why this problem exists. ...Read more

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I was exfoliating my face and I scrubbed the area too hard and a few layers of skin are gone! It is red with a yellow film over it, is this normal?

Skin: It sounds like you may have developed an infection of the skin from too aggressive a treatment. Most of the time, Staphylococcus is the pathogen associated with the infection. You should visit your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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There is a dark patch on the right cheek bone.Which is a little bit darker than my overall face color.Reason?I have a medium brown skin tone.

There is a dark patch on the right cheek bone.Which is a little bit darker than my overall face color.Reason?I have a medium brown skin tone.

Sun spot: This may be a solar lentigo which is a benign freckle-like growth. When you are young, it may fade away when you don't continue to get sun exposure but it recurs as soon as you do. I recommend you start wearing a sunscreen with an spf of at least 30. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is a purpleish reddish color, a tiny bit puffy and a little sore to the touch right above my eyelashes.. why is it like this?

My left eyelid is a purpleish reddish color, a tiny bit puffy and a little sore to the touch right above my eyelashes.. why is it like this?

Blepharitis..: .is inflammation of the eyelids.It occurs when tiny oil glands near the base of the eyelashes become clogged. It is not contagious nor does it cause damage to your eyesight. It may be related to seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), a bacterial infection, malfunctioning eyelid oil glands. Washing eyelids with baby shampoo, using only clean towels helps.Topical antibiotics and/or steroids may be needed ...Read more