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How can I tell the difference between dry skin and scabies

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Itches: Scabies is very itchy at night and affects certain areas- wrist between fingers, genitals, ar pits, ankles and waist band. There are little raised bum... Read More
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Dr. Moises Perez
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Need to see a Dr.: You really need a diagnosis from your primary health care provider to determine either of these two conditions.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: is one form of eczema that generally appears on the hands and feet, presenting as dry skin with tiny fluid filled blisters.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 52 years experience
Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itchi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Most common: cause , often "missed" is SKIN DRYNESS!!!! This condition is often called "Winter Itch" although it can occur in any season. Heat being turned on in c... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Everything.: The two have virtually nothing in common, actually. Rosacea is periodic flushing, dilated blood vessels, and (usually) acne-like papules on the face. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 41 years experience
They can look alike: They can look the same on the scalp, however there can be subtle differences. Dry skin would tend to be over the entire scalp and can worsen with use ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a cond... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Yes: People with eczema often complain that their skin is dry, but dry skin, in and of itself, is not the same as eczema. Treatments are completely differe... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Cruz
Dermatology 16 years experience
Dry skin: Dry skin is also known as xerosis. Check out the american academy of dermatology website for additional information: http://www.Aad.Org/skin-conditio... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
2 things: If there is no redness in addition to the dryness i would use a mild cleanser and apply vaseline, aquaphor or vaniply ointment to your face sparingly ... Read More
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