Another substitute for Elocon is Cutivate Lotion.
If you like being your own skin
detective, here's an excellent skin
site with lots of pictures and a decent search engine:
http://www.dermnetnz.org/ Just key in your symptons or hunt around. You might start with the usual suspects like Seborrhoeic Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, scabs, etc.