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January 18th, 2010
Red Scaly circular patches
My husband has the same thing. For a long time they were just on his thighs and buttocks. Since the holidays started two more have appeared one on the buttocks and one on the abdomen that we just found last night. Please let us know anything that any of you might find out.

Thanks, Janice
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replied March 1st, 2010
I've got some anwsers! Praise the Lord!

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Hello...I have just posted a link to a teaching about this thing with our skin. I too have the same small dry patches of skin. and they are spreading...thus looking for anwsers and finding this site.
I caant believe this is happening to me. I am devistated and am going to a doctor here hopefully this week. mine are spreading all over my body. they started on my thigh and then just spread like wild flowers. they wont stop. I am now geting them on my back, shoulders, underarms..its like never ending. I am actually to the point of them itching.
right when my husband is taking me to maui this weekend for the first time. I cant wear a bathing suit even tho I have been working hard at loosing weight!. so frusterated!
well here you go...the link I posted up top says everything that you should know about what we have..."Nummular-Dermatitis" I am praying for all of you whom have it.. I know my self how irritating and embarassing this is. Hope this helps you on your search for anwsers!
Be Blessed and Keeping you all in my prayers.
God Bless you all!
Tara M.(Seattle.Wa.)
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replied March 10th, 2010
Tcm acupuncture is based on traditional chinese herbal formula and really effective in various skin problems and especially in acne treatment. I think it s become common and all reviews and personal experiences above are saying the same thing.
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replied March 18th, 2010
Hi everyone. I have suffered with this exact same thing on and off for years. People are correct that it is a type of fungal infection, and so applying Nizoral cream (or similar) WILL clear up the infection. However, the thing that is catching people out and making them think that it isn't working is that the infection also affects the pigment of the skin and while the cream kills off the fungus, the pale circular spot will remain. But don't worry, it is not permanent but the only way to get rid of the patches is to get out in the sunshine! My doctor was VERY clued up on this problem and 100% the above method worked for me. I had a terrible dose of this on my back, really patchy, and my girlfriend applied the cream for about a month and then we went on holiday. After some moderate sunbathing (don't worry , you don't have to cremate yourself!) I was back to normal. Anyone worried about sun exposure try using some of the false tanning creams there are some very good ones available now. Piz Buin foam I have found to look very natural and non streaky. Good luck everyone, hope this helps. Allan.
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replied April 19th, 2010
Its Nummular dermatitis if the anti fungal cream isn''t working.. looks like that to me. I''m 25 and have it on my stomach if I use the wrong washing powder.. best think is dermatologist will give u a steroid cream, then to moisturize to prevent reoccurrence.

It really sucks.. apparently common in elderly with a small peak at ages 15 - 25 (in women) also
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replied June 30th, 2010
Hey guys,
I have the same thing.. but mine doesn't have the 'ring' its just bumpy and is lighter than the rest of my skin. Feels like dry patchs about coin size.
I've tried ringworm cream then cortizone cream to no avail
Help!
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replied July 27th, 2010
I have the same problem, its on the side of my face just below eye level. It started off small, and grew to be about the size of a penny.It appears to be darker dry skin in the center. I have an appointment set up with a dermatologist. Im a little nervous.. I hope all is well.
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replied August 21st, 2010
this dry small patch
okay so from what I read, this sounds like exactly what I have,,, I've had this since I was little, at first everyone thought it was a ringworm and I tried lotrimin but it didn't affect me it actuallly developed more, thing is , it's around my mouth and nose, but it is tiny. Idk what to do, the dematologist I went to "claimed" it to be a rash, and I know it isn't.
for now I use cetaphyl for the dryness. Idk what on earth to do.
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replied October 6th, 2010
I have the same thing. Mine comes and goes. The worst was about 7 years ago when it was all over my trunk, back, sides, up and down my upper and lower extremities. I had about 6 biopsies, 18 different medications and none worked. Biopsies all came back inconclusive meaning they didn't know what it was. All that took it away was time. I have lose of pigment in some of the areas. It's very frusturating not knowing what it is and this is the only forem that even comes close to the description.
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replied December 15th, 2010
Circular dry patches
Does anyone know if these circular dry patches that pop up and come and go are something to worry about (as in, symptom of something serious)? I have them, but they are only about pinky finger nail size.. They come and go. Just curious if it something to worry about.??
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replied December 21st, 2010
dry skin patches
So my daughter who is only 2 years old has been getting these same dry patches. I thought it was a ringworm (it looks just like it) and took her straight to the doctors office. The doctor told me it wasn't a ringworm and that it was only dry skin and to keep the area moisturized. So I have been using Aquaphor ointment in the white jar with a blue top (not the lotion),(i find it in the baby aisle)on the patches. You have to be diligent in using it but the patches will go away but of course leave a white mark. Thank you guys for the posts. I never heard of this condition and its a relief to know my child is not alone in this battle
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replied February 7th, 2011
Please All Post Your solutions and Results!
I have the same thing. This is weird. It started out as one 2" x 1/2" ring on my shin i noticed. I figured/hoped it would just go away, a few weeks went by and it did not improve or grow, but I began to see the appearance of several random small dime size and smaller oval shaped mini red dry patch appearing with a dry scaley center on my inner thigh, stomach, calf, shoulder.. just one placed at random. It does Not itch At All and other than being an odd mark on my body, causes no pain. But what is it? It's been going on 2 months now and the original large one still has not grown or shrank.
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replied February 16th, 2011
Red Oval Patches ... white patches ...
red oval patches ... the last few months i have also had these red oval patches that appear and then disappear. They are about the size of a dime or smaller. They don't itch. They are on the back of my hands and on my face. Dermatologist told me not to worry about them, mentioned possible expansion of smaller blood vessels. Stated stress (any kind) is very tough on your skin. So, if you are going through any sort of stress (including worrying about your skin) it is not a good thing. Try to eliminate stress from your life as best you can, work out, run, walk, take it easy. Also, I am dealing with little white patches at the same time. Areas of skin that appear to have lost pigmentation. Again, dermatologist told me not to worry about them. Initially, they were small white spots on my shins and forearms, been there for years. But last couple months bigger patches have appeared on my skin (stress related?, as went through stressful period). My family doctor mentioned tinea versicolor and prescribed a body shampoo this week, called stieprox. Use it 3 times a week. Just started, so will see how it goes, but it does seem to have cleared up some of the smaller red dots that were also on my body (which family doctor stated was seborrhoeic dermatitis. Probably all this is some sort of fungal thing, made worse by stress. Wishing all of you the best. Try not to think about it too much. God bless.
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replied June 1st, 2011
Ask the doctor if it could be Granuloma Anularis. These are red circular patches usually on the extremities(arms and legs)and can vary in size. They often can resemble ring worm. They are self limiting and do shrink and eventually go away with treatment with a good moisturizer. I like eucerin aquafor(it is a bit expensive but Walmart has a generic version of it). The spots will go away but often reappear in other areas on the legs and arms. Use the intense moisturizer on the extremities even in abscence of spots, it will keep them from recurring as often.
I don't know if this is what you have, but it is definitely worth looking into.

Rachael
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replied June 1st, 2011
Ask the doctor if it could be Granuloma Anularis. These are red circular patches usually on the extremities(arms and legs)and can vary in size. They often can resemble ring worm. They are self limiting and do shrink and eventually go away with treatment with a good moisturizer. I like eucerin aquafor(it is a bit expensive but Walmart has a generic version of it). The spots will go away but often reappear in other areas on the legs and arms. Use the intense moisturizer on the extremities even in abscence of spots, it will keep them from recurring as often.
I don't know if this is what you have, but it is definitely worth looking into.

Rachael
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replied July 1st, 2011
skin
I believe I have something very similar to this. Mine are relatively small, a little smaller than a dime. They do not itch, but when I scratch them flakes of skin come off like dandruff. Underneath the white flakes is sensitive red skin.I have 3 spots 1 on my arm, 1 on my elbow, and 1 on my knee. Does anyone know what it is, and what I can do to make them go away?
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replied March 8th, 2012
I've got something similar happening on my thighs and hand. They're raised, hard bumps, about the size of a pea. They don't itch at all. The main one on my thigh (but, a couple more starting) started out kind of like a bug bite (tender and pink pea size round area) which got dry, then behaved like an over scratched bug bite that was healing, but it never goes away (lol, don't know how else to describe it) It's raised, hard, dry, doesn't itch, but remains there. The one on my hand started out more like a blister, semi bug bite thing and is now hard, raised, and dry, like the one on my thigh. The one on my hand (top side, at base of thumb) is so hard, it's like a callous, yet has the same id as the one on my thigh (my hands are worker hands anyway) WTH is it?
I was a sun goddess in my youth, so I worry about skin stuff now. But, this doesn't fit any MO of carcinomas (as far as I know). Seems to me more fungal, like a semi flat dry wart, but not. I don't do Dr.'s. (who can afford them?) 56 years, been to a Dr maybe 5 times in my life, always healed my self. This one has me stumped though! Someone, anyone, please recommend a good topical anti fungal something or another to beat this!
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replied April 21st, 2012
Red dry skin patches
Hi guys I have the same thing I'm really worried!!! Someone told me its skin cancer but I will only know once I go to the dermatologist will post the results soon goodluck to all.
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replied May 6th, 2012
Skin patches
It is not. A fungus. It is in the blood and is triggered by your immune system. You need apo-prednisone. I had this problem since I was a kid and had many inconclusive biopsies done until I found the right doctor and he told me the above.
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replied May 18th, 2012
As Irod said, above, it may not be a fungus and sun exposure can make it MUCH worse. My many scaly patches are caused by lupus. Really, see a doctor on don't rely on internet forums for a dangerous misdiagnosis.
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