I have red circulr scaley extremely ichey infact that

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Q: I have red circulr scaley extremely ichey infact that i scratch them till they bleed have scaley skin on my elbows and knees tyied to hydrocortisone cream but not working why wont they heal? how can i get red of this ?i had it since last summer i think then got worse

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
If you repeatedly keep getting scaly skin not getting resolved on hydrocortisone, then you need to get it physically examined by a dermatologist to rule out psoriasis. Or else, you can try calamine lotion which will soothe the irritated skin.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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