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what is flaking skin

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience Ophthalmology
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

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Kroumpouzos
31 years experience Dermatology
Scaly: Scaly skin.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: As you get older your skin gets drier. To combat this do the following take short showers that are not so hot. Only use soap in armpits and groin u ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
24 years experience Family Medicine
Flaking Skin in Ear: Lots of things can cause the skin to get flaky. Eczema is probably the most common and it can occur anywhere you have skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
Many possibilites: Could just be dry skin, or could be due to friction on clothing. Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis to a soap, detergent, or fabric softener is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Diagnosis impt: If the area is itchy, initial benefit might be obtained with 1% hydrocortisone (HC) twice daily for 10 days. However there are conditions such as rosa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Flaking skin: Flaky skin can have environmental causes, such as temperature extremes, as cold weather outside and forced-air heat inside combine to rapidly dry out ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Moisturizer: Try using a good moisturizer after using the exfoliating agent.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all ... Read More

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