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I have a white discolored patch on both of my elbows that is prickly and painful when I touch it. What could it be??

I have a white discolored patch on both of my elbows that is prickly and painful when I touch it. What could it be??

Elbow patches: These patches may simply be areas or roughened and toughened skin from years of friction or leaning on them. Dry skin or underactive thyroid are other possibilities. However, psoriasis often involved elbows and knees. Your physician or dermatologist can evaluate these patches for you. In the meantime apply moisturizing lotions or even olive oil to soften the elbow skin. ...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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About 4 or 5 weeks ago, these red patches started showing up on the inside of my elbow. Any idea what that could be?

About 4 or 5 weeks ago, these red patches started showing up on the inside of my elbow. Any idea what that could be?

Recommendation: It's difficult to tell what is this not seeing your rash. But because of location and time of the year, most likely it some kind of seborrheic dermatitis. You can use any eczema cream and Cortizone10 OTC twice a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow. It has been there a month. What is this, and what should I do?

I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow. It has been there a month. What is this, and what should I do?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I go tanning in a bed noticed two white patches size of a penny near my elbow had them for a few months not itchy what is this?

I go tanning in a bed noticed two white patches size of a penny near my elbow had them for a few months not itchy what is this?

Tinea Versicolor: Consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. My guess is tinea versicolor also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. Tinea versicolor usually respond and can be treated with topical antifungal creams. ...Read more

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Doctor, I have been seeing whitish patches on my elbows from past couple of weeks. And I don't find it irritating or imflatting. Please help?

Doctor, I have been seeing whitish patches on my elbows from past couple of weeks. And I don't find it irritating or imflatting. Please help?

Could be several: Things from dry skin (xerosis) to psoriasis (particularly if on the extensor/outside surfaces of the elbow) or eczema (particularly if on the flexural/inside parts of the elbow) or other diagnoses too. This would be best evaluated either in person by a physician or at least a consultation through HealthTap Prime with supplementary video or pictures to better assess the affected areas. ...Read more

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Purple black patch under elbow with lump. Help, what could it be?

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Purple black patch under elbow with lump. Help, what could it be?

Collection of Blood: When you hit your elbow (even minor) a small amount of blood oozes out under the skin. This blood dilutes with watery fluid from surrouding tissue. Go to your doctor. He might put a needle in the lump and withdraw the bloody fluid. This is all that is needed. If no fluid comes out then it has to be investigated further. ...Read more

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I have a patch of red raised bumps on my inner arm, right above where the inside of my elbow bends. What could it be?

I have a patch of red raised bumps on my inner arm, right above where the inside of my elbow bends. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes and blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause rashes or blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

Keratosis pilaris: A genetic condition related to dry skin, worse in winter. No cure. Lubricating creams and salicylic acid creams make it less like sand paper. ...Read more

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It's a bump like on the side of my arm forearm kinda next to the elbow it's a dry patch kinda warm to touch it hurt a little what could this be?

It's a bump like on the side of my arm forearm kinda next to the elbow it's a dry patch kinda warm to touch it hurt a little what could this be?

Infection: Abnormally warm, tender areas on the skin usually indicate infection. It needs visual inspection to help narrow down cause and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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Hello. My daughter has had a discoloration patch of the skin on the inside of her elbow for 5 months. It’s not itchy nor sore but has a slight texture?

Skin patch: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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My 23 weeks old has dry itchy patches on her face, chest, belly, neck, elbows and back. Any topical meds I can rub on those areas?

My 23 weeks old has dry itchy patches on her face, chest, belly, neck, elbows and back. Any topical meds I can rub on those areas?

Face rashes: Rashes are very common in infants, who have very sensitive skin. Using a hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers such as Cetaphil or Aquaphor will keep the skin healthy are more resistant to rashes. Avoid using baby wipes on the face as well, as most contain alcohol and can be abrasive. It is likely that your baby has your hypersensitivities and will be prone to eczema like rashes. ...Read more

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I have small white patches on my arm with red dots in the centre of each. It's starts on my hand and extends to just below my elbow. It's not painful or itchy.?

I have small white patches on my arm with red dots in the centre of each. It's starts on my hand and extends to just below my elbow. It's not painful or itchy.?

Can't say what this: Is. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Can you accelerate the healing process of tennis elbow other than wrist exercises? Do nitric oxide patches help?

Can you accelerate the healing process of tennis elbow other than wrist exercises? Do nitric oxide patches help?

Prob. Not: See your physician for further tx. Options. Usually rest from power grip activities, nsaids, ice massage, and possibly anti inflammatory cream can be helpful initially. If no improvement a local steroid or prp injection can help. Last option is tennis elbow release. I have little experience w/ Nitric Oxide patches. Good luck! ...Read more

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Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. Probable diagnosis?

Difficult to know: A chronic rash is difficult to diagnose without more information about you and visualization of the rash. A Virtual consult may help. With the information given, granuloma annulare comes to mind. Usually there is a central depression within a ring sized flesh colored patch. If stretched, you will likely see smaller papules. They sometimes herald thyroid disease. Low potency steroids fail. ...Read more

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I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

Contact dermatitis?: Good morning,
it is possible that you had contact with the same contact allergens in other areas of body, based on the chance of having exposed to the same allergen. It is also possible that you do have an tendency to develop a generalized dermatitis which is called atopic dermatitis. Certain conditions such as psoriasis can sometimes be confused with other dermatoses. See your doctor, please. ...Read more