I'm a 24 year old male. A few years ago I had several red patches of skin on my calves and inner-elbow, approximately a quarter to a half inch in diameter. The patches of red skin lasted for a few months before disappearing. They have since returned on my calves and have persisted for a few months.
The patches of skin are dry -- I've had dry skin all of my life-- but they, like the rest of skin, are not itchy or uncomfortable. The patches are not and have never been raised, bleeding, or infected. The patches are purely a cosmetic issue.
I haven't changed lotions, soaps, detergents, clothing or sleeping fabrics, diets, work environments, etc. in years. I realize this is kind of vague, but does anyone have a guess at what it could be? I've read about psoriasis and eczema and the symptoms don't seem to match.View Thread