Psoriasis in that area would not be scaly since it usually stays moist. Also, psoriasis in that area can occur, but it is not as common as on elbows and knees. Clobex should not be used in that area. Have your dermatologist examine. There are other things that can occur down there.View Thread
geta, from what I'm seeing and reading, you may have eczema (dry,itchy,rashy,skin) which you are overtreating with the Halobetasol(potent topical steroid). If overused it can cause skin "atrophy", which may be "the dents in your leg". Stop using all soap! Replace it with cetaphil cleanser, cerave cleanser, or NO cleanser or soap at all, just WATER. Follow the 2 minute rule: After your shower apply a moisturizer from head to toe within 2 minutes of patting dry with towel, leave skin moist and apply moisturizer to damp skin. Most mild eczema will clear with these skin care tips and no medication at all. Hopefully the "dents" will improve over time.View Thread
Melasma is mainly caused by the deep penetrating UVA radiation that reaches the dermis where the discoloration originates. People with dark complexions are more prone to melasma, but it can occur in anyone. Melasma is most common on faces, but not uncommon on forearms too. Some young women notice it for the first time when they begin birth control pills, and some during their first pregnancy,since it can be hormonally induced by estrogen, but sun exposure can make it worse. To decrease your chance of developing it, be sure you use a sunscreen that protects against UVA radiation. Look for the ingredient helioplex. It is the most stable for UVA protection. Protect yourself while driving also! UVA penetrates car windows. Melasma is usually more prominent on left face (except in you live down under)View Thread
It might be keratolysis exfoliativa (recurrent palmar peeling). It is a chronic asymptomatic noninflammatory peeling of the palms and soles, most commonly during summer months. It occurs more frequently in people with hyperhidrosis in these areas.View Thread
Does she have deep folds at the corner of her mouth? Could be irritation from chronic moistness of saliva. Sometimes a yeast infection can be the culprit also. Try to keep it dry as much as possible (not easy to do).View Thread
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