what are scaly patches on skin

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Dr. Joel Doyon answered:

1 mm pimple under leftside tongue stung for 1 day now dosnt hurt at all been there 2 days today just looks flat and whitish with a movable skin?cancer

Porbably canker sore

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Most likely it is just an aphthous ulcer or a canker sore. They are usually found on on movable tissue and self resolve after 14 days. It wouldn't hurt to get a dentist to look at it.
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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?

No

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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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I have a patch of dry, scaly skin on my finger that does not itch. what can it be?

Eczema

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It Coukd be a patch of eczema which is dry skin. Severity can vary. Hydrocortisone can help . However skin on finger is thicker and may require prescription cream if it is chronic.
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I have a scaly patch of skin on my ankle/foot. it's small (1 inch) and it doesn't itch, but it's annoying and darker than the rest of my skin.

Eczyma

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Dry scaley area, try using a good moisturizing lotion.
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I have a red scaly patch near my groin area. I recently took bactrim ds. Could this be a fungal skin infection like a yeast infection?

Jock itch?

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It could be a fungal infection, but more likely a "jock itch" than a yeast infection - and unlikely to be related to the recent course of Bactrim. Feel free to try an OTC antifungal cream, but if nothing happens, see your doctor or a dermatologist and find out what it really is.
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What is a dry scaly patch of skin on the testicles?

Dry skin

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The scrotal skin is very thin. Contact dermatitis is most common. Other conditions may present, such as psoriasis. If discoloration is present, seek an MD. Cancer must be ruled out
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