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What can I use to clear my elbows since they are so dark and dry?

What can I use to clear my elbows since they are so dark and dry?

Keralyt gel: This thickening of the elbows can be improved with peeling cream containing salicylic acid. Other optins are scytera, Anthralin or tazorac cream. Scytera can be combined with 3 per cent salicylic acid to peel away the thickened areas and decrease the underlying inflammation. ...Read more

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Inside of elbows and back of neck are darker than rest of body.wut can i use to lighten them? preferably over-the-counter

Inside of elbows and back of neck are darker than rest of body.wut can i use to lighten them? preferably over-the-counter

Dark areas of skin: May be an endocrine problem. Please see a physician and exclude this possibility first. Your physician can refer you to a dermatologist, if appropriate. Acanthosis nigricans on the neck as a dark velvety rash often is associated with metabolic syndrome or glucose intolerance and even diabetes. Be safe and healthy first, then handsome. ...Read more

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Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Could take some time: may take months. It is pigmentation secondary to the increased inflammation and hemosiderin stain in the skin. May never be completely normal, but should get close. Use vitamin E lotion to help with the discoloration ...Read more

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How can I lighten up my elbow? It is darker than the other parts of my skin.

How can I lighten up my elbow? It is darker than the other parts of my skin.

Long sleeve shirt: Wear a shirt with long sleeves so that your elbow is not exposed. It may lighten over time. Trying to do it with chemicals is not recommended. ...Read more

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I have a patch of skin on the inside of my elbow that is very white, dry, and rough. It has been here for about 2 months and has not gone away.

I have a patch of skin on the inside of my elbow that is very white, dry, and rough. It has been here for about 2 months and has not gone away.

Dry skin?: If over the elbow it may just be dry skin If over the elbow this is just an extensor surface easily and often presents as dry skin. The other concern would be a plaque of psoriasis. Needs to be seen by a derm doc and maybe biopsied. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Been bittern by something this afternoon, two clear bite marks. Just by elbow on the inside. Is swelling up and feels hard to the touch?

Been bittern by something this afternoon, two clear bite marks. Just by elbow on the inside. Is swelling up and feels hard to the touch?

Relax: What you have is annoying but not serious. "Urgent care" may be very expensive. Benadryl is also used as a sleeping pill: beware. Zyrtec, sometimes 2 instead of 1, is better. But it will take much longer than 15 min to obtain relief from any antihistamine. You assume an insect envenomization but you cannot be sure. See what it does over next 2 days, then see DR if worse. ...Read more

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Constant dry sensation in chest that comes and goes. I force coughs to soothe the sensation. Sometimes I get pain in my elbow when I force the coughs.

Constant dry sensation in chest that comes and goes. I force coughs to soothe the sensation. Sometimes I get pain in my elbow when I force the coughs.

Difficult to say: Dry cough may come from allergies, throat problems, Rib problems (that may send pain to the arm/elbow), or "rebound" from your medications. Take your medications as prescribed, try sipping water to relieve your symptoms, try sweetened liquids too, and proceed to getting an examination if no results. Consult with your physician or pharmacist if allergies are possible. ...Read more

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