Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Registered User mandi78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,081
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Dry Flaky Brown Skin Patches

    Does anyone have dry flaky patches of brown on your skin? I know about acanthosis nigricans but I don't think that is what this is. I have seen pictures and that is not what this looks like. Mine is just brown patches of very dry, flaky skin (the rest of my skin is not dry) and it is between and under my breasts and kind of over my ribcage. That is the only place it is. Does anyone else have this or know what it is? TIA

    Mandi
    Mandi-30 Ron-35
    Married 6/14/03
    DX-2001
    Sprintec, HCTZ, Lopressor 200mg, Prozac 20mg, Metformin ER, Byetta
    Furbabies- Hidden Content Chuck & Cassidy Hidden Content Gabby & Nikita
    Hidden Content

  2. #2
    Traditional Catholic tigir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    1,161
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I have this same thing and it is the AN. It can look and feel differently depending on where it is and how bad it is. Mine tends to go away when I am controling diet really well, but while I was pg it was really bad because of the hormones. Mine gets flaky at times - you can scrub it raw and it still is flaky.

    If you are still in doubt you should see your DR.
    Tam


    Me 33, Dh 32 Hidden Content
    Mother to 4 DD's
    Anna DeEtte - 4/5/95
    Mackenzie Grace - 7/30/04
    Edyn Alexandra - 8/3/05
    Kathryn Nicole - 2/26/08
    Dx w/Dermoid cyst in 1994
    Dx w/PCOS 10/03

  3. #3
    I am loved!! JessicaRN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    632
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Could be Tinea Versicolor (a fungal skin infection).

    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/e...cle/001465.htm

    I have AN (especially around my neck) and TV (which goes down my shoulders to the front of my chest but also under my breasts, in my armpits and upper abdomen).

    I wish I could find a better picture for you (the ones on medline aren't that great).

    AN is dark, occurs in skin folds anywhere on the body and feels velvety. It's a consequence of the IR.

    TV is a fungal infection. The fungi are found naturally on your body, especially in your hair, so you'll see it around the shoulders and upper chest and back. The treatment is usually a shampoo, oral antifungals (like diflucan, which I have taken), or both. What I've found works best is both: the antifungals once a week for 2-3 weeks, then the shampoo once a week thereafter.

    Unfortunately TV is chronic, meaning it can come back even after your treat it repeatedly. Using the shampoo is important to prevent it from breaking out.

    TV is related to Tinea Corpus which causes ring worm so if you say to your doc, "I think I have Tinea Versicolor." they may say, "You don't have ring worm!"

    It sucks, it's embarassing, but it's treatable.

    I hope you find a diagnosis either way. Good luck!

    - Jess
    Me, 24
    DBF Justin, 25

    Meds:
    Loestrin (bcp) 1.5/30
    Met XR 1500mg daily

    Mom to one furbaby, Marzipan

    Mini goal #5: 199 lbs.

    Back to the diet and exercise, slacker! Hidden Content

    ~285/203.5/160

    It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

  4. #4
    My body is a wombat wombat woman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I agree with Jessica, it could be TV. TV usually starts as a/several small patch/es which "grow" or spread without treatment. It's a PITA because it can keep coming back. Get the doc to take a skin scraping, this will determine for sure if it is VT.

    Karen
    Hidden Content

    From Wombat Woman, DH and Nathaniel.

  5. #5
    My body is a wombat wombat woman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Mandy did you find out what it is?
    Hidden Content

    From Wombat Woman, DH and Nathaniel.

  6. #6
    Registered User mandi78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,081
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I have a dr appt tomorrow so hope to find out then. I'll let you know. Thanks!
    Mandi-30 Ron-35
    Married 6/14/03
    DX-2001
    Sprintec, HCTZ, Lopressor 200mg, Prozac 20mg, Metformin ER, Byetta
    Furbabies- Hidden Content Chuck & Cassidy Hidden Content Gabby & Nikita
    Hidden Content

  7. #7
    My body is a wombat wombat woman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    536
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Good luck and sorry for spelling your name wrong
    Hidden Content

    From Wombat Woman, DH and Nathaniel.

  8. #8
    Registered User mandi78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,081
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hey ladies. Dr says it does look like a fungal infection. Wrote me a script for Lamisil. I dropped it off at the pharmacy and then they called a bit later to inform me that it's available over the counter for about $10. Who would have thought. I was afraid I was going to have to pay my $40 co-pay for it so that was good news. Anyway, thanks for all your input. He says if it does not clear up in about 2 weeks to call him and we will treat as thought it is something other than fungal.
    Mandi-30 Ron-35
    Married 6/14/03
    DX-2001
    Sprintec, HCTZ, Lopressor 200mg, Prozac 20mg, Metformin ER, Byetta
    Furbabies- Hidden Content Chuck & Cassidy Hidden Content Gabby & Nikita
    Hidden Content

  9. #9
    I am loved!! JessicaRN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    632
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Was this a primary care physician or a dermotologist? I've used shampoos, they don't clear it up by itself when it's past a certain point. Then you need an oral antifungal, like Diflucan, and the shampoo can be used for prophylaxis.

    If you treat it, and it goes away with the Lamisil, it can easily come back again and again. That's why it's important to use the shampoo.

    If you go to a derm, they can do a biopsy (scrape some flakes off and look under a microscope), that would be definative.

    I really suggest going to a derm, especially if the Lamisil doesn't work. Treating something with antibiotics without really knowing what it is isn't good.

    - Jess
    Me, 24
    DBF Justin, 25

    Meds:
    Loestrin (bcp) 1.5/30
    Met XR 1500mg daily

    Mom to one furbaby, Marzipan

    Mini goal #5: 199 lbs.

    Back to the diet and exercise, slacker! Hidden Content

    ~285/203.5/160

    It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

  10. #10
    Registered User mandi78's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,081
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    It was actually my obgyn that I went to. I needed a new script for BCPs so I just had him look at it. If this does not help, I will go see a dermatologist.
    Mandi-30 Ron-35
    Married 6/14/03
    DX-2001
    Sprintec, HCTZ, Lopressor 200mg, Prozac 20mg, Metformin ER, Byetta
    Furbabies- Hidden Content Chuck & Cassidy Hidden Content Gabby & Nikita
    Hidden Content

  11. #11
    Registered User PlushCutenOsooSexy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Peekskill, NY
    Posts
    478
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    It could possibly be eczema if not AN, so I would go to a dermatologist to make sure so that it can be treated accordingly
    Monifa
    Me: 33 DF: 37
    DX: "04"
    Meds: Multi vit, vit. D 2000mg
    Diet: Taking it one day at a time
    Exercise: zumba & lots of cardio for 1 hour at least 5 days a week i_whip:
    AF 05/29/11-06/02/11, Started Clomid on CD 10-14
    U/S & B/W on CD 17: Follicle size 12mm (Grow follie grow!!!)
    Stopped TTC in Aug 2011 to focus on weight loss.
    SW : 279 CW: 229

  12. #12
    Registered User PlushCutenOsooSexy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Peekskill, NY
    Posts
    478
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    oh ok, nevermind lol, i read your post about it being a fungal infection.
    Monifa
    Me: 33 DF: 37
    DX: "04"
    Meds: Multi vit, vit. D 2000mg
    Diet: Taking it one day at a time
    Exercise: zumba & lots of cardio for 1 hour at least 5 days a week i_whip:
    AF 05/29/11-06/02/11, Started Clomid on CD 10-14
    U/S & B/W on CD 17: Follicle size 12mm (Grow follie grow!!!)
    Stopped TTC in Aug 2011 to focus on weight loss.
    SW : 279 CW: 229

  13. #13
    UK & Irish Mod Eva37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    14,866
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    hi

    i had this before, and the lamisil cleared it up. Hope it works for you too
    eva
    PCOS, LOCAH, ER+ breast cancer, Endom, Lichen Planus, IBS, HS, raised bp/ cholesterol. Meds: Spiro, Bendrofluazide, Amlodopine, Simvastatin, Met, Prednisolone, Mebeverine, Omeprazole, Tamoxafen ,

    Me - 45, hubby 39 son 15 Married 18 years

    She is buffeted by the wind, but she does not sink.

    Hidden Content Hidden Content

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •