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Red/dried spots on buttocks, arms, and legs?

Hi,

My mom has recently been having these marks on her rear. She showed me today, and I was shocked. They're red marks, and they seem to be dried at the edges. There were many; they covered her entire rear almost. She says the ones on her arms and legs have started healing, and so they just look like they have white flakey dried patches. What could this be? Any advice to point me in the right direction? I'm very concerned. Thank you very much.
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It could be something as simple as eczema, or severe dry skin. If your Mom is going through menopause, hormonal changes can cause unusually dry skin. Your best bet is to convince your mom to see a dermatologist just to rule out anything more serious.
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Sounds like petachea. She should go see a doc to do some blood work.
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Petachea? Is that the right spelling? I'm trying to Google it and only 2 entries show up. Thanks for the responses, guys.
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It almost sounds like Psoriasis.  However, you did not mention if it was painful or not.  It could also be eczema.  

Psoriasis may begin with small red bumps that eventually grow into large patches of dry skin that flake off in scales. Patches of affected skin often are symmetrical, meaning that they are present in the same place on both sides of the body.

Although the most common body areas affected are the arms, leg, back, and scalp, psoriasis can be found on any body part. Psoriasis can be found on the genitals or buttocks, under the breasts, or under the arms. These areas can feel especially itchy or burning.

I hope this helps.  She should really have it checked out.  There are several differnt things it could be.  She needs to see a dermatologist.

Best wishes,

Amanda
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I didn't get a super close look at it, but I will when I see her again in a couple of weeks. She says it's not painful, and that she has been taking some Eastern medicine from an herbalist. She says it's healing. No pain at all, no itchiness. It just looks awful, and I'm definitely going to convince her to see a doctor about it.
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Is the condition that you are refering to petechiae?

Petechiae are pinpoint-sized red dots under the surface of the skin. The dots are red because they contain blood that has leaked from tiny blood vessels - capillaries - into the skin.


I am not sure this is what you were referring to, as the symptoms do not seem to be the same.
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Yes thats how it is spelled and thats the condition I was reffering to. Thanx
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I googled petechiae, and it doesn't look like that's it. The marks my mom has aren't pinpoint red dots. More like pinkish circles with scales over them -- more like flakey circles, really. Her arms and legs had them, but now the pinkness seems to have disappeared there and what remains is the flakey whiteness.
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Have you looked up Discoid Lupus?
Don't worry, it's not usually like Systemic Lupus. For most, it only affects the skin. It can be diagnosed by a skin biopsy from one of the sores.

Try this site, it has lists of different skin disorders, with linked pictures.
http://www.dermnet.com/menuCasePhotos.html

And here are some links to pictures of Discoid Lupus, See if they look familiar:
http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=1084837632

http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-711364852

http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-2107192018

http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-447052437

http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-800046372

http://dermatlas.med.jhmi.edu/derm/IndexDisplay.cfm?ImageID=-821729515
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hi there, my daughter has been of skool for the past week ans 2 days and including today with a constant cough, the 1st week she had a really high temperature to a point her nightshirt was wet with sweat, we have been to the surgery twice but her airways and everywhere else are all clear, past few mornings nights her cough is really bead and her breathing laboured and purring like a cat even slight wheeze, she has been given penicillin on friday past there but really dont notice much difference, had to fone nhs 24 this morning, spoke to a nurse who asked me a lot of questions , even had to do the meningitus test as she has the odd dry scab on her legs and arm nowhere else, it wasnt that, n e idea what it could be and could it be related to her being unwell? thanx
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