Top 20 Doctor insights on: Very itchy red scaly spot on back

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I have itchy red, scaly spots on my neck, back and shoulders and white blotchy spots on my back also?

I have itchy red, scaly spots on my neck, back and shoulders and white blotchy spots on my back also?

Itchy red spot dz: There is no way to diagnose you on the internet. You need eyeballs attached to a dermatologist, who will be better able to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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I've had like a red brown spot under my boob for awhile it's not itchy not scaly don't hurt it's mostly flat I recently got another one what is it?

I've had like a red brown spot under my boob for awhile it's not itchy not scaly don't hurt it's mostly flat I recently got another one what is it?

See your doctor: While flat lesions are generally less concerning, it is worthwhile for you to see a doctor to determine if that spot needs biopsy. skin changes that are round and symmetrical are more reassuring, but only a physical exam can help us know for sure. ...Read more

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My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined. ...Read more

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I've had these red itchy spots come up over the past week all over my body and some of them go scaly after a day or 2. any ideas what this could be?

I've had these red itchy spots come up over the past week all over my body and some of them go scaly after a day or 2. any ideas what this could be?

A selfie would help: This could be either psoriasis or eczema. A selfie of the area where some of these are located would be helpful in helping you out. If it persists you should see a dermatologist. Usually, psoriasis not is not itchy however eczema is. ...Read more

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Ihave 3 red oval spots on my thigh. The first one 2-3 months ago, red oval not itchy no scaly, doesn't hurt, 7 CM diameter, then two smaller appear?

Ihave 3 red oval spots on my thigh. The first one 2-3 months ago, red oval not itchy no scaly, doesn't hurt, 7 CM diameter, then two smaller appear?

Red Oval Spots: It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Possibilities include: fungal infection, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, psoriasis, viral, bacterial, eczema, systemic disease and others. ...Read more

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I have red, scaly, itchy spots on the top of my feet and around my ankles and I can't figure out what it is?

I have red, scaly, itchy spots on the top of my feet and around my ankles and I can't figure out what it is?

First PMD....: First see your primary medical doctor. If they can't give you relief then they may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral. Mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

A tiny itchy spot on my scalp drives me nuts, hair is missing from it, I keep picking off the itchy scaly skin but it comes back, what could it be?

Fungus or-: The first thing I would have a doctor check for is a skin fungus by looking through a woods lamp or taking some scrapings. It could be psoriasis, eczema or actinic keratosis with the loss of hair being related to you picking at it. It would need to be seen. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my back. There are only about 6-8 of them. They are all in the same spot. What could it be?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

Sudden red spot on my back, skin is raised but not itchy?

See a dermatologist: Dermatology, or the examination of skin is predominantly visual. There are many diagnoses that can be a red mark on the skin. Often times if it is not clear clinically the dermatologist will take a biopsy to aid in the diagnosis. Therefore, it is important to have that lesion examined. ...Read more

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I've had one small red blotchy spot on the inner underside of my thigh. Appeared months ago, went away. It came back 2 weeks ago but with itchiness.

I've had one small red blotchy spot on the inner underside of my thigh. Appeared months ago, went away. It came back 2 weeks ago but with itchiness.

Skin lesions: Always need to give a good description when speaking of skin issues. However I do think some over the counter hydrocortisone cream would help you. Try this for 2 weeks and see how you do. Remember skin rashes take a while to resolve ...Read more

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Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Had a small pale freckle on back. Seemed to get a spot under it. Over last 8 months it is now red, raised with purple, pink mottled appearance. Itchy?

Time4ADermatologist: Today is Sunday. Tomorrow, call a local dermatologist and have it looked at. Any "mole" that's changing like that needs immediate attention (by 'immediate' I mean within a week or so,).It's not an emergency but needs to be looked at and probably a sample taken for microscopic examination. Also to look for any similar lesions elsewhere (sometimes they're hidden), and to check your overall health, etc ...Read more

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Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Skin problem. Feeling itchy on the top half of the back with red/dark brownish spot, back of neck n chest.

Can't diagnose: Based on the information provided. Recommend an in-person evaluation so that this can visualized. A medical history is important and some times labs or even a biopsy may be needed for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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My son has a spot on his back where he got bit by a tick its a big welt and is red around it he say its itchy what can I do?

My son has a spot on his back where he got bit by a tick its a big welt and is red around it he say its itchy what can I do?

See doctor: A tick bite can transmit a number of infections, like Lyme disease. It wold be prudent to see a doctor to ascertain if prophylactic antibiotics are warranted. ...Read more