Quarter sized, red itchy skin patches?

Can not tell. The description is not adequate to make diagnosis. It can be dermatitis, fungal infection. If it is persistent see dermatologist.

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A few months ago, I had athlete's foot. This time its just plain circular patch thats cracked, feels dry, red, & itchy skin (top of foot).Is it different?

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Dandruff and dry skin I have patches of dry itchy skin on my scalp and hair-line. I also have a few patches of red itchy skin near my eyes and eyebrows. Any idea what would be the cause of this and any solutions would be great too.

Thanks . Thanks for your question. The areas you describe would fit a diagnosis of seborrheic dermatitis, which usually involves redness and flaking of the skin at the scalp, near eyebrows, around the nose, or in other parts of the body. This could also be eczema or possibly psoriasis, which are diseases of the skin caused by inflammation. I would recommend a visit to your doctor - it would likely only take a quick look to tell the difference and to prescribe the appropriate treatment. While these are some likely reasons, for skin problems, the only way to know for sure is to see the rash. I hope this helps. Thanks! Read more...
Seborrhea. Seborrhea can cause these findings. Try anti-dandruff shampoo, gentle exfoliation, Hydrocortisone otc 1% (if associated inflammation), and eucerin ointment as needed. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. Read more...

Do you think I'll need to seek a doctor advice and help if I have redness, rash and itchy skin?

Maybe. You can try an OTC cortisone cream on the area but if it doesn't improve then you need to see a doctor. Read more...
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What could cause red itchy skin?

Dryness? Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved after a week see a derm. Read more...

What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy. This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. Read more...

Whats the best medication for red itchy skin?

Neck rash. Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. Read more...