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Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Should I try to remove the scaly patches of skin myself?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Should I try to remove the scaly patches of skin myself?

No: They will grow back. You need to treat the inflammation underneath initially with external medications such as tazorac, taclonex, luxiq, dovonex to control problem. Picking can make it worse and will cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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My 7 yo daughter has some dark scaly patches on her neck. She is caucasian with lightly tan skin. Does not itch or bother her at all.

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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My 7 yo daughter has some dark scaly patches on her neck. She is caucasian with lightly tan skin. Does not itch or bother her at all.

Dark patches: She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Red itchy(scaly, dray skin) patches on my chest appearing, what is this?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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White scaly patches in the inner folds of my skin near the butt area. It itches and some pain from scratching.do I have jock itch? I am a female.

Intertrigo: Not related to diet. Try OTC hydrocortisone and miconazole ( or clotrimazole) creams together. Whenever it feels wet or itchy or irritated,gently clean off with bathroom paper (or kleenex) using any lotion. In the shower, wash with hands only, no scrubbing. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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Can you give me some advice about eczema. itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
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Can you give me some advice about eczema. itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

See your doctor: This is a medical issue that lasts a life time and needs to be followed by a doctor. There are prescription treatments for this and your doctor needs to evaluate the problem to choose the correct medication as well as the products to use on your face. Your medspa doctor can also show you laser skin care that help restore your skin and improve the rash with products between visits. Avoid picking ...Read more

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
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Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?

Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do?  Is the dark skin permanent?

Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have blotchy red scaly patches all over my legs and its only on my legs. They just appeared recently. And I mosturize daily so I feel like it shouldn't be from dry skin.

Dr. Keshab Paudel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I have blotchy red scaly patches all over my legs and its only on my legs. They just appeared recently. And I mosturize daily so I feel like it shouldn't be from dry skin.

Scaly skin: This could be just due to dryness but if you were using moisturizing oil or cream , then may be something else needs to be looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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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

Dr. Robert Jackson
Board Certified, Dermatology
38 years in practice
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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

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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