What are these scales!?

Woman's Own - - ASK THE DOCTOR -

Q I have a patch of red scaly skin on my fore­arm. It has been there for months. It is some­times itchy and the scales will fall off but then reap­pear. Should I be wor­ried? A You should def­i­nitely get this checked out by your GP. It could be noth­ing more than eczema or pso­ri­a­sis, but there is a pos­si­bil­ity that it could be an area of Bowen’s dis­ease. This is a re­ally early form of skin can­cer that is eas­ily treated. Some­times we freeze the le­sions off. We can also use creams, laser or re­move it with surgery. It’s im­por­tant to get it looked at though as if is not treated it can oc­ca­sion­ally turn into a dif­fer­ent type of skin can­cer.

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