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Dr. Austina Cho
318 Doctors shared insights

Flaky Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue.


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What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

Dry skin: Sometimes the skin get get dry after a hot bath/shower and cause flaky skin. Use a good moisturizing soap and even if needed a post shower moisturizing cream. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
318 Doctors shared insights

Flaky Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue.


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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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Flaky skin (Tip)

Dry skin is often related to skin Ph, which requires skin products that address this issue. ...See more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Possible: Most malignancies developing in the breast begin within the lining cells of the milk ducts and invade as infiltrating duct cancer. The breast ducts form a confluence meeting in the center of the breast at the skin level as the nipple. Those malignancies arising in the terminal milk ducts spill onto the areola as Pagets disease which is is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. The nipple and areola often become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated. When this area doesn't heal, biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Yes: It could be any number of things, but yes, those three diagnoses are included. Fungal infection can be treated with the same topical creams used in vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor to get evaluated for the others. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

Might Be Allergy: Flaking and peeling can sometimes be signs of contact allergic dermatitis. Have you begun using any new soaps, detergents, or make-up products? If so you might want to stop it and see if rash improves. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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How can I get rid of flaky skin on my lids?

How can I get rid of flaky skin on my lids?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea (seb-uh-ree-uh) is a common skin condition (red, itchy rash & white scales). It is called dandruff when is affects the scalp, but it can also be on other parts of the face & body (folds around nose, behind the ears, the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, chest, around (the navel). Medicated shampoos used 2-3x/wk on these area as directed can help reduce the scaling. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

Dryness likely: Dry flaking skin often becomes more noticeable when make up is applied over it. Using a gentle exfoliant type facial wash followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer should help you get a smoother complexion. ...Read more

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The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

Go to your doctor: Go see your doctor for an appropriate physical exam and history. He may run some tests as well. That is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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What is the definition or description of: Flaky skin?

What is the definition or description of: Flaky skin?

Flaky skin: Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue. ...Read more

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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

No: It's topical treatments or learn to live with it. One person in 200 has mild ichthyosis without knowing it. Like most diseases other than infectious and surgical disease, it is manageable but not curable. ...Read more

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can I still put make up even if I have dry and flaky skin on face?

If you put makeup: On dry flaky skin it can appear more dry. I would first use moisturizing sunscreen, then if less flaky could use mineral makeup. but if dryness persists, see dermatologist for prescription treatment ...Read more

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How to treat very dry flaky skin?

How to treat very dry flaky skin?

Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more

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I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more

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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry flaky skin on my face?

What's a good way to cure dry flaky skin on my face?

Lotion soap: Use a, mild soap like dove to wash and a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. May reapply moisturizer when the weather is cold, dry, and windy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry, burning, flaky skin on face?

What to do if I have dry, burning, flaky skin on face?

Dry Skin: If your skin is burning, you should see a derm to make sure you’re not having an allergic reaction. Avene cream for sensitive skin is great for decreasing irritation. ...Read more