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A 27-year-old member asked:

skin on my eyelids has been red and inflamed and feels itchy and achy for unknown reason. this symptom has been showing time after time.

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Eyelid itch: Our eyelid skin produces an oil to keep things lubricated. The area can get dry and/or infected. Please see your doctor who can diagnose and help. Peace and good health.
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Skin on eyelids red: May be eczema, psoriasis, rosacea ( if elsewhere on face) or blepharitis - eyelid inflammation caused by bacterial/fungal/parasite infection meibomian gland dysfunction. Warms compresses and gentle removal of debris is important. Eye drops like Systane prevent dryness. May need antibiotics. f/u/ w/ optometrist /ophthalmologist. http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/blepharitis.htm

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A 34-year-old member asked:

My skin is always itchy. What can I do?

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Dr. Walid Harb
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Itchy Skin: To minimize itchy skin make sure you're always well hydrated. Avoid very hot showers. Use moiturizers (fragrence free) twice a day. Avoid fabriques that irritate your skin. Resist scratching. If you have an allergic condition, avoid the allergen & if needed you can take an anti histamine like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra (after you consult with your doc).
A 35-year-old member asked:

Why does my skin always itch?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Itchy skin: There are a number of possibilities. One of the commonest is dry skin from lack of moisture and occurs in the winter time as "winter's itch". This is helped by appling agood moisturizer lotion to skin right after your bath to trap the moisture into your skin. Best see your doctor for an examination to determine what your cause of the itchy skin is, and obtain proper treatment.
A 25-year-old member asked:

The skin around my cuticles dries out and cracks, sometimes it bleeds but a lot of time its just itchy so I pick at it, it even happens in the summer?

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Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Dehydrated skin: We are advised to wash our hands and along with household chores, our hands are in water frequently. This tends to dry out the areas around your nail. Use gloves when washing dishes or handling cleaning products and frequently moisturize the nail and cuticle with over the counter creams that contain either hyaluronic or glycolic acids.
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
If your cuticles are really cracked, you might want to use an ointment. Sometimes creams can sting when your skin is cracked. Hope you're feeling better soon!
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are these spots on my skin they dint tan and anyfungle pills dint cure it it itch some times the are light color?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Could still be funga: Although, antifungal pills didn't work for you, it could still be a fungal rash, just the treatment was not strong or long enough. Another antifungal prep may be helpful. If not, go to dermatologist, he may elect to do a biopsy unless the answer is obvious and you can be treated on the spot.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my skin to get itchy and dry after a flight?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Air on planes do not circulate so that air can be dry.Drink fluid and moisturize before and after flight.

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