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Dry patches of dry skin on forearms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have dry circular patches of dry skin on my forearms and begining to spread over my body, when wet they are reddish, brown, no puss, dont itch and started inbetween my thighs. Prefer a dermatologist-If can be solve overcounter please recommend a solution
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr Oberoi here
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   Hello-what is your specialty
Doctor :   i am general physician, if you want you can send in your query to a dermatologist thru and email or the dermatologist can call you . there is fees for it and if you chose your this chat package will be refunded
User :   Hello Doc-I feel fine, no fever, although a couple of weeks ago I was nauseas and fatigued.
User :   any clue, as to what it may be
Doctor :   since when have tyou noticed these dry patches of skin ?
Doctor :   YOU888
Doctor :   you ***
User :   a couple of months ago, but it was in between my legs so i thought it was het related
Doctor :   have you applied any cream on them ?>
User :   no
Doctor :   are they scaly ?
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   I keep putting lotion because it looks like dry skin, but it doesn't go away, no not scaly, female age 34
Doctor :   We just have to ascertain first if these dry patches are not fungal in nature. Fungal infections may present as dry looking patches
Doctor :   so i suggest you apply a antifungal cream on them
User :   my son was diagnosed with a body fungus , cant remember the name is it contagious
Doctor :   how long was that ?
User :   he is still being treated, he is using a shampoo and ketoconazole cream
Doctor :   well then it can be
User :   which antifugal cream do you suggest
Doctor :   there are many over the counter
Doctor :   you can take any
User :   does it sound like psoriasis,
Doctor :   lamisilAT
Doctor :   lotramin
Doctor :   proriasis rash are silvery scaly
User :   silvery scaly-whats that
Doctor :   they are shiny
Doctor :   and itchy
Doctor :   yours dont fit in
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