Scales

Skin flaking; Scaly skin; Papulosquamous disorders

Scales are a visible peeling or flaking of outer skin layers. These layers are called the stratum corneum.

Psoriasis - magnified x4

This picture shows a 400% magnification of psoriasis. The whitish scales give the silvery appearance to the typical psoriasis lesion.

Athlete's foot - tinea pedis

This is a picture of Athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Tinea infection is caused by a fungus that grows on the skin, and is also referred to as ringworm. Cutaneous (skin) tinea infections are often named by their location such as pedis, meaning foot.

Eczema, atopic - close-up

This view shows the red, scaly patches called plaques that are characteristic of atopic dermatitis.

Ringworm - tinea manuum on the finger

This is a picture of ringworm, tinea manum, on the finger. This fungal infection is inflamed and scaly.

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit