Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Are These Red Dry Skin Patches On My Cheecks

Share

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


3

3
My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

My boyfriend is getting dry skin patches that are very red on his hand. What could this be from?

Eczema: There are a few considerations, but eczema would be one that is fairly common. Dry skin itself is also common and can sometimes cause dry patches. Try using a non-perfumed cream or ointment right after showering while the skin is still damp, as well as 2-3 other times a day. If still a problem he should see his doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Exterior penis skin. Skin at base shaft has a red patch, was told it's fungal. I also have some dry skin and spots. How can I improve the condition?

Fungal cream: If this is really 'fungal' - it should respond to an anti-fungal cream. Something like clotrimazole 1% twice a day for a week would be worth trying. Fungus in the groin region LOVES moisture - so try keeping it as dry as possible. Baby powder, a fan, wearing a towel - those are things that might help. If no relief with antifungal cream, go back to the doc and make sure this isn't an STD. Take care ...Read more

6

6
My daughter has a cluster of watery blisters on top of a patch of red dry skin. What is this?

My daughter has a cluster of watery blisters on top of a patch of red dry skin. What is this?

Talk to your doctor: This sounds like a skin infection, but it is most important to have an experienced doctor or nurse practitioner look at it. Treatment is likely to make it better, but they need to see it to know what they are treating. ...Read more

8

8
I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?

I have a small patch of bumpy skin on my face. The bumps are not red, nor do they itch or hurt. Is this just dry skin? Or maybe acne?

Facial lesions: Bumps on the face could be multiple things. Acne will turn red eventually. Eczema (associated with dry skin) can result in bumps that may or may not itch. A fungal infection would gradually spread and may not itch. If the bumps have a small central pit it could be a benign infection called Molluscum that resolves over time. Using steroids like hydrocortisone will worsen a fungal infection. ...Read more