Dry skin spots

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Last 3 or 4 years I have occassionally got these round, red, circles of dry skin. about 4 or 5 times. They are a little raised, and the outer circle is red. They do dissappear after a few days of putting moisturizer on them. Have always been on either my shin, or calf area. Currently have on on top of back leg, below buttock. Could this be a fungus, or just dry skin?
Hi! Im 16 years old and for a few weeks I have been noticing small dry spots on my stomach one at a time.. They don't itch or bother me but I don't know what they are and can't seem to find the answer. They go away on their own and then another one appears and doesn't go away for a week or two. Can someone help me?
My husband has been getting these dry white spots feels like goosebumbs but dry very dry it first began on the top of his left shoulder and looks as if he has it in his right arm now. I dont know what it is I though it may be ringwarm but I am not sure,, it is very dry looking,, what can it be..
As well as this I have had exactly the same thing on my hip, dry white-ish skin with red spots, although all but one of the spots has faded in this area and the skin isn't red.. I'm trying not to worry but I have just noticed yet another patch of dry skin starting to form on my waist and I would really like to know what it is, it doesn't itch and I have no other symptons other than the spots.. oh and the fact both times these have appeared have been just before my period?
Hello, A clinical examination is essential for accurate diagnosis. Dry skin may be natural .Keep your skin well hydrated. Apply suitable emollients and moisturisers.Conditions like eczema and psoriasis can also lead to dry flaky skin with red patches. Consult a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis and suitable treatment. Do keep us posted. Take care and regards!
Immediatly after, i began getting spots on my back and my skin is often very dry. The skin on my penis is dry as well and now ive noticed a scalely patch about the size of a dime on the head of it. Does this sound like somthing other then herpes? i was conserned i had some type of yeast as there previously was a smell. I used yeast cream and now i dont smell anything anymore however the patch comes and goes.
Have any of you girls gotten dry skin during pregnancy???. My face has been so dry :( I try mosturizin my face but it dosent help .
Ever since I changed my birth control pill from Yaz to Necon 1/35, I have experienced more dry skin spots on my face and a slight increase of acne. My skin is usually generally clear, but recently my skin has become dry in spots so it causes me to moisturize it with lotion. The lotion will usually cause me to get clogged pores and some acute acne may pop up. If I use moisturizers that have acne medicine in them, my skin will usually end up getting dry again even though the acne may clear up.
Immediatly after, i began getting spots on my back and my skin is often very dry. The skin on my penis is dry as well and now ive noticed a scalely patch about the size of a dime on the head of it. Does this sound like somthing other then herpes? i was conserned i had some type of yeast as there previously was a smell. I used yeast cream and now i dont smell anything anymore however the patch comes and goes.
It started like 3 monts ago I had sex with my boyfriend and after this long night he had little crak undrer his head on his pineas. He strarted to get dry skin on his pineas with white spots and peel real bad. He had iching from begining so he aplly a "Permethrin Cream 60g " and all this stop for second. After we had sex again and he started to peel again now without iching. When I touch him my fingers start to peel.
I've been getting these very very light slightly dry spots on the upper parts of my arm, some times they itch but rarely and only more in cold weather. They only appear around the hair follicle and are very small and white I thought it might have been because of my arm hair but could it be dry spots?
So, since about December/January I've been having problems with dry skin on my neck and jawline. I've tried using milder soap, unscented lotions, no perfume or acne medication in the area, and used a different clothes detergent (in case it was an allergic reaction to the cheap stuff I was using). Nothing seems to be helping. It doesn't get worse or better, although sometimes the spots get to the point where they start to flake.
Every time it starts to heal, however, and look better, it begins itching very badly and I end up peeling/scratching off the flaky skin. After peeling off this flaky, dry skin, a red type of lesion appears underneath where I peeled the skin. The lesion has a type of glossy look to it, and it is red. The lesions do not hurt, unless they rub against my boxers, and then it causes some slight pain. The lesions do not bleed, but they appear to be very wet and feel wet.
My 3 yeartold daughter has developed dry flaky spots on the bottoms of her feet a few weeks ago now the are covering 70% of both the bottom of her feet and now her finger tips, we go to the doctors this week but what could this be?
Hi How old is your son? White spots on the skin may suggest differentials such as pityriasis alba, tinea versicolor and vitiligo. Based on your description, vitiligo is not likely as this usually presents with a stark white patch of skin with well demarcated borders. In your case, pityriasis alba and a fungal infection may be differentials. Pityriasis usually affects the face or the arms in children. Tinea versicolor may show light white discolorations on the skin with light central scaling.
About two weeks ago I noticed after a tanning my normal session of 20 minutes I had white oval type spots on my chest, stomach, back, and inner thighs. Immediately after tanning my skin was very blotchy and itchy. I haven't gone back to tan since, which was about two weeks ago. I get an occassional itch here and there but the spots are still there.
I have dark dry spots between my breast and between my stomach fold. They peel but never go away. When i grab my skin together it gets darker. Almost looks like a stretch mark but its not. What could this be?
I don't know whether it is caused by the sweat or some other skin conditions as I do sweat heavily during sports till my brief are soak in sweat. I do not have any skin sensativity problems or disease. Is there any cure for the spots or pigmentation ( I think )?
Hello, These dry white spots and peeling skin can be due to contact dermatitis and contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions or eczema skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
I have dark dry spots between my breast and between my stomach fold. They peel but never go away. When i grab my skin together it gets darker. Almost looks like a stretch mark but its not. What could this be?
I have recently found a few round spots of dry skin they are almost perfectl circular and are sligt apraised does anyone know what this might be.
They are white, little and hard. Sometimes they itch and I thought it might be because it is due to dry skin. I use moisturizers but they don't seem to help. Could it be from hard water?
I am 30 years old and have normal/dry skin. In the areas where it is dry I have red patches and huge red spots a few on my forehead (with no redness) but the majority is my cheeks on my face literally covered with red dry patches around it. I don't think its rosacea as I don't have any of the other symptoms like flushing, affected by hot foods or temperatures. The area where the spots are is itchy not sure if that's the dry skin or something else.
I have dry red itchy spots on my inner arms. I rarely get them on other parts of my body. They come and go. They can get really itchy, but I try not to scratch them, because if I do, I can feel my whole arm skin throb with pain. It can keep me up at night for sure. I've tried using lotion, but I think the fragranted lotion I have makes it worse/doesn't help.
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