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Extremely dry skin all over the body. Reddish dry patches on the thighs. Not responding to scabies treatment

hello, I have really dry skin all over my arms, and shoulders. Recently noticed red dots on my stomach . My thighs have red patchy dry skin. Recently thought it may have been Scabies as I spent a summer living in the Canary Islands with friends. I have had treatment for scabies but my skin hasn t cleared and its been over a week.
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Hi There,
I can understand your concerns,but a picture of the affected areas would have been very helpful.
As you have mentioned that you have already been treated for scabies with no help and also that you have very dry skin so two things that i can think of right now are
Xerotic Eczema( a type of eczema which is related to a very dry skin)
Allergic Contact Dermatitis and the allergen could be anything in the food,clothings,cosmetics or sometghing in the environment. So the bottom line is that you have to see your dermatologist or at least your GP so that he/she can examine you fully and asses you further.
I hope you understand my position as i cant help you further with such a brief history and without seeing it is really hard to comment further.
ALL the best and thanks very much.
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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