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Old 12-14-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Red, scaly patch

Howdy. =)

For about 3 years now, my husband has had a red, scaly patch on his lower back, about on his left hip. It's grown, very slightly, over this time. The skin is very dry and raised. He itches at it often, but most usually after a hot shower or during cold weather (I'm guessing the skin gets drier).

He refuses to go to the doctor. He doesn't want all the tests involved in diagnosing, and I can't argue with him anymore.

Soo...common causes? Anything that I could do to maybe get it to lessen, like moisturizers or creams? He has highly sensitive skin, so I'm limited in what I can force on him morning and night.

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Old 12-23-2007, 06:57 PM   #2
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Re: Red, scaly patch

this sounds like eczema. Their is a specific type called discoid eczema. This usually affects middle aged men. Go to eczema web sites. Try hydro cortisone ointment. If it clears up temporarily that is what it is. Their is no cure. Just keep the area moisturized and use cortisone when it gets bad.

Old 12-23-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: Red, scaly patch

I have something on my elbow that sounds like that, I thought it might be a ringworm...ugh...but I am really not sure. It has been here for years. Sometimes it seems to almost go away , but then it returns. hope you find something out. I haev had some luck with antifungals..but I can never stick to puttin it on Good luck

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