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What is flaking skin

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

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Miller
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
Dermatology 18 years experience
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
A 48-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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
Moisturizer: Try using a good moisturizer after using the exfoliating agent.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in ... Read More

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