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I have pinkish dry spots in my forearm. What's going on?

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I have pinkish dry spots...
I have pinkish dry spots in my forearm. What's going on?
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Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 9 months ago
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Here you go!
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 9 months ago

Sorry for the delay

Do those itch?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
One did for a little bit, not any more. Hydrocortisone also seems to knock them down.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 9 months ago

This looks like an inflammatory dermatitis/eczema situation

Nothing too serious but if the hydrocortisone isn't completely effective you need to ask your doctor for prescription tacrolimus cream which should take care of it

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have Hashimoto Thyroiditis. I read that if might cause dry skin. Could this be a factor?
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 9 months ago

Possible if you run on the hypothyroid side

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Why have I gotten these spots? It's very frustrating insomuch that I also have a fungus on my foot too.
Health Professional: Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD) replied 9 months ago

This isn't fungus or any skin infection

As to why it occurs, there isn't any specific trigger

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