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How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

Too general.

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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.
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Should I try to remove the scaly patches of skin myself?

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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.
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Red itchy(scaly, dray skin) patches on my chest appearing, what is this?

Possibly eczema

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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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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She may have acanthosis nigrans. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis
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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

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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.
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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

What best cure for dry scaly skin?

Moisturizer

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Frequent application of moisturizing cream, avoid excessive washing or showering, area humidifier if you live in a dry area.
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Dr. Emily Altman answered:

Permanent treatment for scaly skin on legs?

Scaly leg skin

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Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales (ichthyosis vulgaris). Other health conditions associated with ichthyosis. You can improve the appearance of dry skin or ichthyosis by using good skin care and moisturizers with a little alpha hydroxy acid in them but there is no permanent cure
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

How to get rid of thin scaly skin on my legs?

Emollient

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If using over the counter skin lotions are not helpful you should consult a dermatologist as it may be a specific disorder rather than garden variety skin dryness.
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Dr. Chris Hawley answered:

what are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

Spots

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Hard to tell without a picture. Could be a fungal infection like ring worm, tinea corporis, or another type problem like eczema or psoriaris.
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Dr. James Newman answered:

I have scaly, oily skin on my face. Is this acne?

See a Dermatologist

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That is not the typical presentation of Acne, you could have a condition known as seborrhea or overactive oil production. Acne can occur as a secondary infection. You should have an exam by a Dermatologist to make an accurate diagnosis.
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