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Red scaly patches on body,itchy,parapsoriasis.

hi, Ive been getting a lot of red patches spread over my body, some are scaly some aren t, some itch and some do not, they just seem to come and go when they please, iv been to my doctor who is sending me to a skin care specialist but this good be anything up too 4 weeks, iv done some research and am pretty confident that this is large parapsoriasis, is there anything i can do to stop it spreading further or flaring up, something missing in my diet? or will me smoking be having an effect?
Asked On : Mon, 16 Apr 2012
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Hi there.

Causes for red patches could be numerous. But if associated with itching and they come and go frequently could be urticaria. Especially if you have frequent runny nose, asthma this is a manifestation of allergic skin disease. You could be allergic to certain food, pollen, creams, soap, detergents, clothes as well. Scaly and dry skin can be associated with allergic skin disease as well.

Kindly wear only cotton clothes, use non-allergenic shampoo, soap and detergent. Avoid peanuts or shellfish. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Drink plenty of water.

You can apply Dermaveen moisturizer which is a non-allergenic moisturizer. Also an anti-histamine tablet like Cetrizine can be taken at night before sleeping. These will give relief for the symptoms.

Avoid exposure to sunlight, excessive heat or cold conditions as well.

Do consult a Dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

I hope I have answered your query.


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