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Scaly skin: Introduction

Scaly skin: Toughness or scaliness of the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 483 causes of Scaly skin, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Scaly skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Scaly skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Scaly skin:

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Scaly skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Scaly skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Scaly skin Treatments

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Stories from Users for Scaly skin

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Message Boards for Scaly skin

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Scaly skin or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Scaly skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Scaly skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note characteristics of scaly skin
    • Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. cracking, pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - can help determine diagnosis.
    • Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
    • Complete physical examination - disease does not usually affect the skin in isolation.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count
  • more tests...»

Scaly skin: Animations

Medications or substances causing Scaly skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Scaly skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Scaly skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Scaly skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Scaly skin

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Scaly skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Scaly skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Scaly skin

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Scaly skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Scaly skin listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Scaly skin as a symptom include:

Definitions of Scaly skin:

Any of several generalized skin disorders characterized by dryness, roughness, and scaliness, due to hypertrophy of the stratum corneum epidermis. Most are genetic, but some are acquired, developing in association with other systemic disease or genetic syndrome.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Scaly skin:

The list of organs typically affected by Scaly skin may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Scaly skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Scaly skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Scaly skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Scaly skin. Of the 483 causes of Scaly skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 9 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 470 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Scaly skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Scaly skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Yaws ... skin plaques


Conditions listing medical complications: Scaly skin:

The following list of medical conditions have Scaly skin or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.





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Causes of Scaly skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Scaly skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Scaly skin?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Scaly skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Scaly skin:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Scaly skin:

    Subtypes of Scaly skin:

    Tough skin (419 causes), Eczema (227 causes), Scaly rash (19 causes), Scaly eruptions (21 causes), Dry scaly skin (65 causes), Eczematous rash (13 causes), Mild allergic skin rash (5 causes), Allergic skin reaction (2 causes), Allergic skin rash (7 causes), Skin thickening (11 causes), Rough skin (12 causes), Fibrosis of skin (20 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Scaly skin:

    Tough skin (419 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Skin texture changes (497 causes)

    Symptoms related to Scaly skin:

    Tough skin (419 causes), Dry skin (231 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Rash (1165 causes), Eczema (227 causes), Psoriasis, Ichthyosis (52 causes), Hodgkin's disease, Itching disorder, Pellagra, Dermatitis (116 causes), Lymphoma (18 causes), Pityriasis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (14 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Scaly skin

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Scaly skin

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