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Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have dry skin on your vagina that itches and bleeds?

What does it mean when you have dry skin on your vagina that itches and bleeds?

Allergic dermatitis: An allergic contact dermatitis is very common in this area. This can be caused by an allergy to things like: benzalkonium chloride in lubricants fragrances in lubricants, maxi pads or soap avoid the use of soap in this area and ask your doc. To check and see if it looks like an allergic dermatitis and try a topical prescription steroid. ...Read more

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Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: or your doctor to start with, meanwhile take care of your skin: bathe with cream soap at night before going to bed, apply moisturizing cream right after bathing while skin is still damp, cut your finger nails short, stay well hydrated, best wishes ...Read more

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I have wihte flakes on my pubic hair is it sry skin or crabs? I have white flakes on my pubic hair it don't itch but my body itches is it just really dry skin?

I have wihte flakes on my pubic hair is it sry skin or crabs? I have white flakes on my pubic hair it don't itch but my body itches is it just really dry skin?

Human : Human pubic lice or "crabs" are typically very small but can be seen attached to the pubic hair and may have a characteristic bluish-gray color around the area. They skin can become a bit red and itchy and may develop some white flakes. They are spread from sexual contact. I would see a dermatologist so that they can differentiate between crabs and other common conditions that can occur in that area such as eczema, psoriasis, etc. ...Read more

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Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Hard to say: The most delicate skin on the buttocks would be the area around the anus. Hydrocortisone would need to be used carefully there. However, some causes of itching in that area would not respond to hydrocortisone. Pin worms for one, yeast or fungal infection for another, and a bacterial infection also wouldn't do well with hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more