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What Are Scaly Patches On Skin
Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more
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 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 have dry scaly patches on my scalp. Head&shoulders doesn't work. My beautician said its psoriasis of the scalp. What should I use?
See below: See your dermatologist. You may need prescription for topical corticosteriods to treat this. ...Read more
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
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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Eczema, other?: Eczema, a dry skin condition, is the first thing that comes to mind, but there may be other issues causing a similar appearance. Some might be related to an infection, so get baby checked by their pediatrician as soon as possible, especially if there's fever or other symptoms. In the meantime, use a moisturizing soap like dove and make sure only 100% cotton touches their skin. Don't get too warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a week now I have been having hives come up all over my body that itch and then turn to scabs or dry scaly patches?
Hives: A 23 year old female with itchy hives that turn to scabs or scaly dry patches for one week. Hives can be caused by multiple different things - sometimes infection, food, medication, insect stings, environmental allergens, etc. If hives last a long time, often no found cause. Take an oral antihistamine and visit your health care provider for further evaluation. ...Read more
I recently noticed that my back and my chest is cover with dark scaly patches. What can it be? I tried mometasone furoate but is not working.
Rash on chest & back: One of the rashes on chest and back that has scaling patches either lighter or darker than skin color is tinea versicolor, a yeast infection of the skin. Tinea versicolor gets worse in hot weather. It is treated with dandruff shampoos like selenium sulfide or ketoconazole and topical or oral antifungal medications. Topical steroids do not help and may make it worse. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
6 mth old dry light red scaly patches on his forehead...Eczema? Can i apply something fot the dryness?
Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!
I have many small and scaly patches all over my face. When i apply some moisturizer it burns. I can't get rid of it. Please help....!
Treat the cause: You have skin inflammation, which can be a result of a number of causes, including contact allergy, seborrhea, fungal/yeast infection, etc. See a doctor to determine and treat the cause. With inflammation, skin barrier is compromised, and many topicals will cause irritant reaction which causes burning. Use inert creams such as aquaphor oint, cerave or cetaphil cream to regain your barrier. ...Read more
I have red dots on my body after a while turning dry and scaly on top.Also red scaly patches in groin and underarm area.Could it be inverse psiorosis?
Not likely: Best see a dermatologist. Do not indulge in foolish speculation. ...Read more