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Dermatology question-red angry spots occur once every 5 or so years on arms and legs. They don't respond to creams, scrubbing.They stay 3-4 weeks, some get a white spot,then get a.small white film over them like a sunburn then peel.All become encrusted & rough.Large ones are 1/2" on down,can be25-30 at an outbreak, Eventually they seem to fade, large ones over 5-6 weeks,but leave scar-like areas w/darkened areas. I have used Tretinoin to no avail. This is the second occurrence even, first two years ago,then now.
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Hello and welcome. I'm Dr. Chip

This sounds like an eczema problem and the tretinoin cream wouldn't work well for that.

You need a prescription cream called Tacrolimus to take care of the problem.

Please let me know if you need any more information

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