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What are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

What are these red scaly round spots on my skin?

Spots: Hard to tell without a picture. Could be a fungal infection like ring worm, tinea corporis, or another type problem like eczema or psoriaris. ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison.
http://insidetheclinic. Com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash around neck quality: itchiness, red. I have had it for years on and off looks like spots not risen?

Plan: Your description of your rash not good enough to make any diagnosis or advice. You having this for years. ... May be time to go to a doctor for any reason and ask professional advice after evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

I have dark spots, red patches, itchy painful skin rash. The hospital said it was a allergic reaction but couldn't figure out what caused it.

Allergic rash: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment of your rash. There are treatments that will work even if you don't know the cause of the rash. It will be important to be sure it is not a reaction to a medication. Allergic reactions can come from inside the body or from external contact agents. If your dermatologist suspects an external contact agent they can perform patch tests to look for. ...Read more

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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction, they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction, they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! Does anyone else know what this is?

Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! Does anyone else know what this is?

See a physician: The skin can be affected by multiple conditions. What you are describing can be any of them, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, among others. Consult with a physician for a physical exam. ...Read more

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My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well defined outer ring.?

Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined. ...Read more

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What are red round itchy spots on the skin?

Possibly hives: Skin allergies may be what you are describing. If it does not resolve easily see a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment. Eczema may also be what you are dealing with as well as psoriasis. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities I would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter isn't sleeping and she has red circular spots in clusters on her body they are slightly raised from her skin and look pussy?

My 6 year old daughter isn't sleeping and she has red circular spots in clusters on her body they are slightly raised from her skin and look pussy?

Mgt: The pustular lesions may be an infection called impetigo. More information is needed and a photo of the rash can be uploaded to your records during a virtual appt. After seeing your PCP. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Round red spot on skin the size of a dime, what could cause this?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I noticed a round red spot on tongue. 1/3 of an inch, flat, seems like the skin is peeled off. It was fading but 2day I had oranges now it's red again?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say without exam. The oral mucosa heals rapidly after insult or trauma. It lesion persists after another week, see an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a random red circular spot on the back of my hand and a skin biopsy came back that it was eczema, what would cause it? Why is it one spot?

I had a random red circular spot on the back of my hand and a skin biopsy came back that it was eczema, what would cause it? Why is it one spot?

Unusual to biopsy ec: Eczema is not usually diagnosed this way. The microscopic features of eczema are not specific. Your question is best answered after exam and discussion with a dermatologist. Localized dermatitis may be nummular dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. Eczema is a type of dermatitis. Anyway it can be treated. ...Read more

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I have red, itchy and scaly round patches spreading on body. Some have turned brown. I tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 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 (terbinafine) and lamisil (terbinafine) cream [ever the counter] could be scabies if have animals or bed bugs ect;permethr ...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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Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Exam-balanits: inflammation of the head of the penis can be caused by multiple factors: friction, fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory causes: must be examined. ...Read more

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Head itches has scaly looking spots that seem to spread and after I scratch them they then become sores but they still seem to spread?

Head itches has scaly looking spots that seem to spread and after I scratch them they then become sores but they still seem to spread?

Scalp rash: Sounds like sebirrheic dermatitis. Could be scalp psoriasis. Try seldom shampoo in the short term. May need additional medicated shampoos. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I've had these red itchy spots come up over the past week all over my body and some of them go scaly after a day or 2. any ideas what this could be?

I've had these red itchy spots come up over the past week all over my body and some of them go scaly after a day or 2. any ideas what this could be?

A selfie would help: This could be either psoriasis or eczema. A selfie of the area where some of these are located would be helpful in helping you out. If it persists you should see a dermatologist. Usually, psoriasis not is not itchy however eczema is. ...Read more

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Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Why do I have these scaly red spots on my face?

Insufficient info: But you probably need to see a dermatologist ...Read more