Scaling Skin

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Yukiko Ueda, MD

Dermatology

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Skin scaling is the loss of the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) in large, scale-like flakes.

Possible causes

  • Atopic dermatitis

    Allergic rashes. Risk factors include genetics, other allergic disease, new skin products, and allergic foods. Cases of childhood eczema can resolve by adulthood, however in some cases it can happen to adults too.

  • Pruritus

    Pruritus refers to the sensation of itchy skin. Causes range widely from dry skin, to infections, skin conditions, allergies and other internal diseases. Pruritus can sometimes present with swelling, redness, scaliness or bumps.

  • Actinic keratosis

    A rough, scaly patch on the skin caused by damage from UV rays, usually from years of sunlight exposure. The rash itself is not cancerous, but does have a chance of turning cancerous, hence careful monitoring is important.

  • Cheilitis
  • Hand Eczema
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Pityriasis versicolor
  • Genital rashes
  • Rosacea-like dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic Eczema

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have scaly skin that flakes off?

  • Did you have an increase in dandruff?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

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