Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

156 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Having circular dry patch on my upper thigh.

I have a circular dry patch on my upper thigh that does not burns but sometimes itchy. It is white-like dry skin and has few really tiny dots or bumps. It sometimes also stinks so nowadays I have started cleaning it with gentle soap and water. What could it be?
Mon, 24 Aug 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics
  User's Response
Hi... It could be a fungal infection, or it can also be a vitiligo patch... if discharge is there, bacterial infection is a chance, skin is a very peculiar condition and direct examination with a dermatologist is better.
  Anonymous's Response
Agree with Kanye. Try putting some anti fungal powders and see how it responds.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I have a dry circular rash on my outer left thigh. It s 1.5 inches in diameter. Resembles a bullseye or ringworm. Does not itch. It had been there for 3-4 months. Three weeks ago patches of dry skin started appearing on the left outer thigh and now on the rt outer thigh. Now have about 10 patches each thigh. Sometimes get sharp stabbing or pin stick pain all over my legs or pain in my lower legs that feel like bad shin splints. Also notice a reddish purple rash covered by a silky smooth silvery white thin layer of skin on my left shoulder blade. Two weeks later another one appeared on my right shoulder. None of these rashes itch. Prior to these rashes I have developed a sensitivity to some bath products which caused yeast infections. I now bath in apple cider vinegar and honey. What is the cause of all the skin infections. Have noticed two spots on my face now. Hiv test taken 3 weeks ago ands 6 months ago are negative.

doctor1 MD

About 3-4 weeks ago I noticed a pinkish spot on my inner thigh, a few inches above my knee . It has turned into a blotchy mark a bit bigger than a quarter. It is not circular. It is mostly red, has some pink, and has a white patch near the center that feels like dry skin . It does not itch or burn or feel irritated. It is not bumpy or raised... I just noticed other spots on my other leg and on my stomach that look like this one might have when it started. I have never had skin problems excpet for generally dry/itchy skin in the winter.

doctor1 MD

hi, My baby (7 months old) is having small patches (like very dry skin ) and the skin there is little rough. Is this any infection?

Recent questions on Skin care

doctor1 MD

hi,i m 22 yrs female,my face skin has appeared black since the initial of 2011.but my face skin was not black it should be mentioned here that for acne on my face i was treated by homeopathy doctor in 2009 though my acne has disappeared buy face skin turned into black and some red pimples like thing what should i do now.how can i get a smooth and spot free beautiful skin.thank u

doctor1 MD

HI, I am Salman, 22 years old male. I am noticing that the density of my hair on top is decreasing. I am a little worried about this early age hair loss problem. I used to have a lots of dandruff in my hair, about 4-5 years ago. So i have been using Selsun blue shampoo which significantly removed my dandruff but now my hair are starting to thin and fall. Please help.

doctor1 MD

Hi, my name is Shauna i am 24 years of age i am 6 1/2 stone
i have kidney problems and bladder problems.
I have recently experienced problems of hair loss. It stared with my hair gradually falling out when i washed it. Now my scalp itches everyday and my hair is falling out more. I have notices red spots on my scalp and behind my ears. I have tried loads of different shampoos like head and shoulders and tea tree and polytar but nothing is helping. my GP even put me on demotive scalp lotion but that didnt work either i dont know what to do.

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor,
I have oily skin and dry skin at the same time. My skin is usually oily but once i wash it, it becomes dry. Then i use a light moisturizer. Once i do that my skin starts looking oily. After sometime my skin becomes dry and flaky again. It is like dandruff on my skin in some parts. I also have cystic acne and there are marks on my skin. I have stopped using soap or facewash on my skin and wash it with only water. Still the problem persists. Please tell me what to do.

doctor1 MD

hi, I was just curious if a topical drug that has an alcohol base could enter my bloodstream thus effecting my blood alcohol level. Also can skin care products alcohol base enter the bloodstream if applied to the skin?

doctor1 MD

In mid 50s now and as in the past and still now, every time I have sexual intercourse I breakout with acne . Sometimes painful acne. What is going on and how do I correct this without stopping my sex life?

doctor1 MD

my question is regarding the redness of my skin basically I have a fair skin tone, and my redness occur on my check area s. I follow a proper skin care routine 2 time s facewash ( Himalayan face wash), moisturiser ( Nivea Soft), and using of...