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

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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How can I address red, scaly skin patches?

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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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.

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

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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Can you give me some advice about eczema. itchy, scaly patches on face help sensitive skin problems?

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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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

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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I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, cortisone, selsun blue on skin and don't work.

I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, cortisone, selsun blue on skin and don't work.

Virus or fungus or..: allergy , see if anything you did before this happened was new; food , clothes, exposures but could be a virus and will fade in a week or so or if fungus will spread, may need stronger things than over the counter like stronger steroid ointment , steroid pill like prednisone, pill for fungus like lamisil and lamisil cream [ever the counter] could be scabies if have animals or bed bugs ect;permethr ...Read more

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I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs  and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

Eczema: Sounds like a classic case of atopic dermatitis or eczema. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to confirm and receive appropriate treatment. Poorly controlled eczema can cause elevated serum IgE levels. If you have other atopic conditions like allergic rhinitis this can also contribute. Topical steroid creams are helpful for patches, antihistamines for itching. ...Read more

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