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What Are Scaly Patches On Skin
I have patches of skin that are scaly on my face how do i treat them, i also have some dark and light patches on my face do you recommend any products?
Depends....: Hi there FShelton. I'm sorry to hear about your skin changes. If the patches of skin are scaly, I would assume they are dry and you may potentially have eczema and would start with a moisturizer and use frequently. The light and dark patches could be various things but medications such as hydroquinone/azelaic acid are used often to lighten skin. This situation would best be evaluated in office. ...Read more
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
I have a discolored dark, itchy, scaly patch of skin on my back. What could it be and how can I remedy it?
I have many white, scaly, raised, and different colored patches on my skin that are growing larger each year. Any idea on what it may be?
Moisturize: Use a skin lotion/moisturizing cream on your heels on a regular basis. Use of a pumice stone can be helpful and is a safe way to gently remove buildup. This often needs to be done on a regular basis. If you have dry heels with painful cracks, or are diabetic or have peripheral vascular disease, seek care from a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer