what is this weird patch of skin on my arm fold??

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

for about a month now, I've had this weird patch of skin on my arm where the arm folds. This first started when I began to itch it severely for almost a week. It was red for about 3 days and then afterwards, it was extremely dry and scaly because I didn't moisturize. For the next 2-3 weeks the color was white-ish and slightly lighter than the rest of my skin (rounded shape) but hardly noticeable. But this week even after not scratching and consistently moisturizing, it now has a red outline around the patch of light skin and it is slightly bumpy and raised. Can anyone help? I have no clue what this could be. I have no previous history of excema.

0 likes, 4 replies


4 Replies

  • Posted


    This sounds like my problem.  Mine are circular patches not unlike ringworm, flat and smooth in the middle.  I was diagnosed with discoid eczema but they are now considering skin lupus and I am awaiting tests


Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up