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What causes skin flaking

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Various: Dry skin, ichthyosis, eczema, psoriasis, healing injuries. An exam will identify the nature of it.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Contact dermatitis?: Dry desquamation of the eyelid skin is not an uncommon finding in peri-ocular topical dermatitis. The culprit is often a new detergent or soap product... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Many diseases : You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This way you can find out the cause.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 27 years experience
Dry skin : Dandruff like flakes can come from dry skin.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Rash: It may be seborrheic dermatitis or a irritant dermatitis. You should see your dermatologist.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Stop using it: The cream is causing you allergy. You need to stop using it and you will need to see your doc for treatment. Hypoallergenic lubricant will help to w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Flushy,flaky chin: Have you been tested for a possible allergy? Or have you tried using moisturizers such as virgin coconut oil? A skin biopsy can be done in one office ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Small hemorrhages under the thick skin on one's foot can present this way and "flake off" with time. Black dot can also be a melanoma so i would se... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Voron
Dermatology 51 years experience
No: High histamine levels would not directly cause what you are describing.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Special shampoos: I recommend you trying some over the counter shampoos such as Neutrogena T-gel. This has a few ingredients to help with the scalp you are describing. ... Read More

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